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Once upon a time


Last updated 12/18/2019 at 4:23pm | View PDF

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 Ave. He was an "early hardware, coal and grain merchant whose son, John Jr. still resides at this address (and) came to Hinsdale in 1871 after having been reared on his father's farm near York Center, DuPage County." Bohlander was also one of the signers of the petition for Hinsdale's incorporation in 1873. Do you have a Hinsdale photo that is at least 25 years old? We'd love to share it with our readers. Stop by our office at 7 W. First St. or email it to [email protected] (Hinsdale Historical Society photo)


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