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Fun at the club - In 1899 The Hinsdale Club built this building at the corner of Garfield Avenue and First Street. The club was the center of village social life at the time. This... — Updated 7/1/2020

 

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Procession from the past - Ralph Homann sent us this photo from Memorial Day 1957. The Hinsdale Township High School band was marching along Washington Street near Chicago Avenue.... — Updated 6/24/2020

 

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Planes from the past - Susan Peterson passes along this photo that her husband Al's father took in 1927. The plane was piloted by Col. Charles Lindbergh and flew over the Chicago... — Updated 6/17/2020

 

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In a land before Starbucks - Long before Starbucks rented the space on the southeast corner of Hinsdale Avenue and Washington Street, the building was home to a drug store form... — Updated 3/18/2020

 

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Home away from home - This photo is from Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale." The Fresh Air Association was one of Hinsdale's most successful philanthropies. The... — Updated 3/11/2020

 

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Multi-use building — The building built at 11 N. Lincoln St. was built by O.J. Stough in 1872. The first floor was a school and the second was a meeting hall. According to Sandy... — Updated 3/4/2020

 

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A rose was a rose - In the early 1900s much of southeast Hinsdale was occupied by the greenhouses of Basset & Washburn. The business had multiple buildings covering about 40... — Updated 2/26/2020

 

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At your service - Henry Meding poses just outside the Hinsdale Post Office when it was located at the northeast corner of First and Washington street. The photo was taken between... — Updated 2/19/2020

 

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Hinsdale's first village president Joel Tiffany lived in this Italianate home at 133 N. Washington St., which still stands today. More information on Tiffany and his successors as... — Updated 2/12/2020

 

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This old home - The house located at 306 S. Garfield Ave. was built for William Coffeen in 1899. According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Coffeen was a... — Updated 2/5/2020

 

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Postcards from the past - This is an unmailed post card from the Hinsdale Historical Society's archives. The photo is taken from the middle of the 100 block of South Washington... — Updated 1/29/2020

 

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Postcards from the past - The street scene on the postcard of Washington Street looking north from First Street was taken around 1935. The postcard was mailed on Aug. 7, 1940, at... — Updated 1/22/2020

 

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What's old is new again - Friday afternoon in the central business district hasn't changed much in the past 100 years for Hinsdale students. Back in 1920, it was students from HTHS... — Updated 1/15/2020

 

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Postcards from the past - It was a lot easier to get mail around the country in 1938. This card was simply addressed to Miss Alice Garner, Blue River, Wisconsin. The card was... — Updated 1/8/2020

 

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The home Zook built ... and lived in. Built in 1924 at 327 S. Oak St., this home was designed by Hinsdale architect R. Harold Zook for his own family. When it was slated to be... — Updated 12/30/2019

 

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Ming dynasty - This photo is from Sandy Williams book, "Images of America - Hinsdale" published in 2013. This home was built in 1910 at 318 N. Madison St. for Moy Ming and his... — Updated 12/23/2019

 

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Before Amazon - J. Bohlander & Sons Hardware was located at 42 S. Washington St. from 1875 until 1900. According to Hugh Dugan's "Village on the County Line," Bohlander lived... — Updated 12/18/2019

 

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Special delivery - Hinsdale's second post office was located on the northeast corner of First Street and Washington Avenue. A fire destroyed the building in the 1920s. The site now... — Updated 12/11/2019

 

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Hoop dreams — Sandy Williams, in her book “Images of America — Hinsdale” writes that this photo is of 1905 women’s basketball team members at Hinsdale Township High... — Updated 12/4/2019

 

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Home sweet home - This photo is from Sandy Williams' book "Images of America - Hinsdale". The home, located at 419 S. Oak St., built in 1912 in the Classical Revival style,... — Updated 11/26/2019

 

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Picture perfect - Henrietta Slade (on the porch), John Slade and Courtney Freeman posed for this picture around 1900 in front of their home. Do you have a Hinsdale photo that is at... — Updated 11/20/2019

 

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Hoop there it was - The Hoops for Life team (and few friends) took a time out to pose for this photo back in 1989. The 3-on-3 basketball tournament, which raised money for the... — Updated 11/13/2019

 

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Hi-yo, Silver! Away! - Bill Schuster, who lived on the southwest corner of Madison Street and Hinsdale Avenue, is mounted on his trusty steed in this photo. Do you have a Hinsdale... — Updated 11/6/2019

 

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Early Hinsdale - Bill Lehman is standing on the spot where the current Hinsdale Historical Society is located on North Clay Street. The area from Chicago Avenue to Chestnut Street... — Updated 10/30/2019

 

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Double duty - This photo is of Cadet John Samuel, who played basketball and football at West Point in 1939. He was captain of the basketball team, which was undefeated that year.... — Updated 10/23/2019

 

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