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Once upon a time

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 (Hinsdale Township...

 

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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 postmarked in Hinsdale...

 

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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 demolished, the...

 

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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 family. Ming was a...

 

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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 at 27 S. Garfield...

 

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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 occupied by J....

 

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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 School. She believes...

 

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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, originally sat on five...

 

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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 least 25 years...

 

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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 American Cancer...

 

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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 photo that is at...

 

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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 and Vine to Madison...

 

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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. He also played guard...

 

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Early Hinsdalean - C.E. Raymond was photographed on the corner of First Street and County Line Road late in the 1800s. In the book "Village on the County Line" author Hugh G. Dugan writes, "(Raymond)...

 

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What, no meters? - The view on Washington Street looking north from First Street has changed somewhat since the 1880s, when this picture was taken. One hundred and thirty years ago, the street is...

 

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Before farm to table was popular - This home at 114 S. Stough St., still standing today, was owned by Samuel Gregston. He was the owner of the Windsor Clifton Hotel in Chicago and served the freshest...

 

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Those were the days - Some of these kindergartners who attended The Lane School in 1967 will be in town to celebrate their 50th reunion this weekend as members of the Hinsdale Central Class of 1969....

 

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You’ve come a long way — The Hinsdale Humane Society has roots back to 1953 when six Hinsdale women were not happy with the condition of the local dog pound. The “shack” had no hot water, a...

 

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Scouts honor - Members of Hinsdale's Boy and Girl Scout troops gathered on the steps of the Memorial Building for this group portrait in 1942 or 1943. Do you have a Hinsdale photo that is at least 25...

 

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Top of their class - In 1911 the Hinsdale Township High School members of Mu Delta Sigma gathered for a photograph. They are (top row) Walter Schmidt, Asa Phelps, Ed Hildebrand, Dana Blayney, Bob...

 

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Band of brothers - In May of 1934, most likely on Memorial Day, American Legion Post 250 members gathered on the steps of the Memorial Building. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the American...

 

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The fabulous '50s - A shot from the 1950s shows the Memorial Building looking much different than it does today. With the village offices now on the east side and the Hinsdale Public Library on the...

 

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On their honor - Back in the 1940s, Girl and Boy Scouts from across town gathered on the steps of the Memorial Building. A four-legged Troop member snuck in the photo as well. We're confident that it...

 

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Summertime in the '60s - The businesses have all changed and many of the buildings are gone but one thing remains constant - it's always easier to find parking in downtown Hinsdale during the summer....

 

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Postcards from the past - This photo of the Hinsdale Fire Department, in front of the station on First Street, was on a post card mailed on Jan. 16, 1948. It was addressed to the "Hinsdale City Hall,...

 

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