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Once upon a time


Last updated 11/18/2020 at 2:38pm | View PDF

Thumbs down - From Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," the photo of east First Street is from the early 1920s. "The bank's vault annex is shown as well as the four store retail block built in 1912. Included here is Hinsdale's first movie theater (now home to Il Poggiolo) boasting a seating capacity of 300. To appease concerns over new 'moving picture exhibitions,' residents were notified that 'no picture will be shown until approved by a committee of Hinsdale citizens who will rigidly maintain strict censorship.' "


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