Once upon a time

A teardown ahead of its time - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," shows a home where the Memorial Building currently is located. "Built for C.T. Warren in the 1870s, this home stood on the site now occupied by the Memorial Building. Warren and his two brothers, all early Hinsdaleans, were partners in a Chicago grain business. In 1926, the vacant home was acquired by the village and demolished to allow for the construction of Hinsdale's landmark structure."