Once upon a time

Early worship - German Lutherans split from their Fullersburg congregation, wanting a church closer to their Hinsdale neighborhood. "In 1900, skilled congregants volunteered their labor and expertise to build this church at the corner of Third and Grant streets," Sandy Williams writes in "Images of America - Hinsdale." "The congregation vacated the building in 1964. Saved from demolition, renovated and reopened to the public, the building, renamed Immanuel Hall, is owned and operated by the Hinsdale Historical Society." For more on the exhibit running there through July 3, turn to Page 17.