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Once upon a time


Last updated 4/27/2022 at 2:17pm | View PDF

That old house - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows the home of Benjamin Fuller. It was relocated near the Graue Mill parking lot in 1980. "After purchasing Castle Inn, Fuller built this family home just north of the trail along York Road. Some historians believe this 1843 home is the oldest extant example of balloon frame construction in the country. This revolutionary technique used mill-cut wall studs that ran in a continuous piece from floor to roof, a simpler and faster construction method than using heavy posts and intricate joints."


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