Once upon a time

Back to school - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of what was then called South Side School. "While reincarnated over the years, a Hinsdale school has always been located at Third Street and Garfield Avenue. Two years after this building's 1866 construction, William Robbins sold it to the newly created Hinsdale School District. At that time it was renamed South Side School to differentiate it from the Fullersburg School farther north. This photograph shows the school after an 1879 addition, which doubled its size.