Once upon a time

Early Hinsdale - This photo in Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale," is of one of the downtown's main thoroughfares. "The east side of Washington Street around 1902 reveals several stores still familiar in 2012. The shorter, light-colored frame building in the center of the photography was built in 1881.It is the oldest building standing in Hinsdale's downtown, now the home of Phillips' Flowers, at 47 South Washington." Phillips is celebrating their 100-year anniversary in 2023.