Once upon a time

Special delivery - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of the Hinsdale Post Office in 1894. "Established in 1867, the Hinsdale Post Office moved frequently about the downtown before settling at 53 S. Washington St. about 1894. Residents had to pick up their mail; home delivery did not begin until 1906, when carriers made three rounds daily throughout the village. The photograph shows the Washington Street location after it, but incredibly not any mail, was destroyed by fire in 1926."