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Vacation destination - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," KLM was once a vacation spot. "Alexander Legge, president of International Harvester, and... — Updated 7/28/2021

 

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Special delivery - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," Charles Kimball was a Civil War veteran who was troubled by pain from chronic war wounds. He... — Updated 7/21/2021

 

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Early worship - Sandy Williams writes in "Images of America - Hinsdale" about the first Zion Lutheran Church, which stood on the northeast corner of Vine and Second streets and was... — Updated 7/14/2021

 

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Early worship - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," comes this picture of the Swedish Evangelical Church. "Organized about 1889, the Swedish Evangelical... — Updated 7/7/2021

 

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Early worship - German Lutherans split from their Fullersburg congregation, wanting a church closer to their Hinsdale neighborhood. "In 1900, skilled congregants volunteered their... — Updated 6/30/2021

 

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A little bit of France - This home at 314 N. Lincoln St. was built for William D. Gates, founder and president of American Terra Cotta Company. Not surprisingly, the entire... — Updated 6/28/2021

 

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Early dining - From Sandy Williams book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is this photo of the Old Spinning Wheel restaurant located on Ogden just west of the tollway. "The original... — Updated 6/16/2021

 

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Cheers! - It wasn't that long ago where the only place you could be served a drink with your meal was at the Cypress on Ogden Avenue and County Line Road. According to Sandy... — Updated 6/9/2021

 

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Summer theater - According to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," "Hollywood came to Hinsdale from 1951 to 1962 when the Hinsdale Theatre presented summer stock... — Updated 6/2/2021

 

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Farm livin' was the life for them - Walker's Farm was located near Ayres Street and Garfield Avenue and stretched to the county line. Sandy William's book, "Images of America -... — Updated 5/26/2021

 

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The Hinsdale Township High School boys golf team won its first state championship 75 years ago Tuesday, May 18. Team members included Ben "Connie" Creed (from left), team captain... — Updated 5/19/2021

 

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The little engine that did - Engine No. 9 hauled trains from Chicago to Aurora through Hinsdale from 1865 until 1885. According to "Village on the County Line" by Hugh Dugan, it... — Updated 5/12/2021

 

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Founding matters - William Robbins, generally regarded as the father of Hinsdale, purchased land from Chicago Avenue to 55th and Madison Street to County Line Road in 1862 for... — Updated 5/5/2021

 

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Calling all cars - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," this photograph is of Hinsdale's first police chief, John Nicholson. "John Nicholson was named chief... — Updated 4/28/2021

 

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Old school - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America ­ Hinsdale," includes a photo of the high school gymnasium, which was built in 1921 on Washington Street north of the high... — Updated 4/21/2021

 

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Early transportation - It's hard to imagine traveling by horseback and carriage through town, as Hinsdaleans did when the village was first founded. According to Sandy Williams'... — Updated 4/14/2021

 

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Pre-Home Depot - In Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," she mentions the building which is still standing at 42 S. Washington St., which was built in 1894. "One... — Updated 4/7/2021

 

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Lifestyle housing circa 1888 - In her book, "Images in America - Hinsdale," Sandy Williams mentions that the first building on the south side of First Street was this one located... — Updated 3/31/2021

 

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Early Hinsdale - Sandy Williams cites this historic edifice in the village's downtown in her book, "Images of America - Hinsdale." She writes, "This building at 54 S. Washington... — Updated 3/24/2021

 

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Prime location - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," we learn the building that currently houses Baldinelli's and Vistro Prime has had food as the main... — Updated 3/17/2021

 

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Hinsdale's first florist - Morris Florist filled the need for a florist in downtown Hinsdale, according to Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale" when it opened up on... — Updated 3/10/2021

 

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Green thumb – Sandy Williams, in her book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," writes about Englishman Fred Morris. "Morris established Morris Florists in 1894. Shown about 1907 in... — Updated 3/3/2021

 

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Back in the day - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," this photo shows the west side of Washington Street taken about 1895. "From right to left, the 1891... — Updated 2/24/2021

 

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Down on the farm - From Sandy Williams' book "Images of America - Hinsdale," we learn Marvin Fox arrived from Vermont in 1852 with his wife and 10 children. "Homesteading 160 acres... — Updated 2/17/2021

 

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Vintage hotels in the village - Hinsdale used to be the home of a few hotels, according to Sandy Williams' book, "Images in America - Hinsdale." "In 1851 with business booming at... — Updated 2/10/2021

 

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