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Once upon a time

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...

 

Once upon a time

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...

 

Once upon a time

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...

 

Once upon a time

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....

 

Once upon a time

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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Back in the day - This photo of the northwest corner of First and Washington streets was taken in 1966. The central business district has come a long way under the care of the public works department...

 

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