Once upon a time

This old home - The book "Images of America - Hinsdale," by Sandra Williams features this image of a home built in 1912, an impressive Classical Revival at 419 S. Oak St. that sat on five acres of land. "This c. 1920 photograph was taken about the time it was purchased by Philip R. Clarke, prominent Chicago Banker. Clarke served tirelessly for charitable and public projects, raising an estimated $2 billion over his lifetime. In Hinsdale, he led the campaign for the Memorial Building and its construction, his greatest village legacy." The home was torn down recently.