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Once upon a time


Last updated 10/6/2021 at 2:06pm | View PDF

Vacation home - Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," mentions the therapeutic effects Chicagoans enjoyed from a vacation in Hinsdale. "The Fresh Air Association was one of Hinsdale's most successful philanthropies. Begun about 1888 with inspiration from Unity Church, the association provided women and children from Chicago's poor neighborhoods 'a vacation in the country.' The former Marvin Fox home, still standing at 32 W. Ogden Ave., was loaned to the group, later becoming its permanent home. A unique and respected program, Jane Addams sent Hull House children to participate."


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