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Once upon a time

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 more than 100 years....

 

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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 association provided...

 

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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 Williams’ book,...

 

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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 acres between Seventh...

 

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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 1900-10. Do you have...

 

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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 Hinsdale CEO can be...

 

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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 director of a baking...

 

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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 looking north. The...

 

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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 3:30 p.m. from...

 

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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 (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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