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All aboard - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale" this view of the 'new' train station was taken from Washington Street looking east. She says, "After years of... — Updated 9/23/2020

 

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It's a house on wheels! - It took two days in 2005 for R. Harold Zook's home to be moved from its lot at 327 S. Oak St. to Katherine Legge Memorial Park. The noted architect's home... — Updated 9/16/2020

 

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From hardware to whiskey - In 1929 Ray Soukup built the building at 35 E. First St. to house his hardware store. For 63 years the family, including former Hinsdaleans Hank and Anne... — Updated 9/2/2020

 

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The squirrel whisperer - This home, formerly at 219 E. Third St., was built by Deming Preston in 1887. When he noted the village did not have squirrels, he and other residents... — Updated 8/26/2020

 

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The right stuff - Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Dutch Colonial home at 121 S. County Line Road that was built in 1894. The home was owned by Frederick Bagley, who was a marble... — Updated 8/19/2020

 

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A bicycle built for one - This photo is from Sandy Williams book, "Images of America - Hinsdale." Sadie Noble is shown with her new bicycle in 1897. Residents across the village... — Updated 8/5/2020

 

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Parade from the past - In 1913 Hinsdale Independence Day parade marched south on Washington Street through the central business district. This photo is from Sandy Williams book... — Updated 7/29/2020

 

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The original I-Pass - Toll collector Van Velzer's home was located on Plank Road (Ogden Avenue) near the county line. Back in the day the toll rates between Brush Hill (Hinsdale)... — Updated 7/22/2020

 

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Classic cars - When they first hit the market, starting at $695 in 1923, who knew one day they'd be a classic? E. H. Fleck & Co. Chevrolet Sales & Service was located at 24... — Updated 7/15/2020

 

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The changing face of Hinsdale - The southeast corner of Hinsdale Avenue and Lincoln Street has seen many changes over the years. This photo from the 1970s shows First United Rich... — Updated 7/8/2020

 

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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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