Once upon a time

Early birdseye view - This photo is from Sandy Williams' book, "Images of America - Hinsdale." "To promote real estate sales in Hinsdale, developer O.J. Stough published an amazingly precise pictorial map in 1882. While the map includes the entire village, this enlargment focuses on the downtown area. Configured looking south, the train station is at its original Washington Street location with the hotel directly north on the same street. Flagg Creek runs through what is to become Burlington Park, and Exchange Street is now Hinsdale Avenue. The Baptist church is at the far left."