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History
Since saving the Immanuel Hall building at 302 South Grant Street from demolition, the Hinsdale Historical Society planned a Resources to be housed on its lower level. With the establishment of the Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center, this Resources becomes Hinsdale's architectural heart, offering archives that focus on the history of our structural heritage and resources to guide future construction in the Village.

It is a fitting tribute to Roger and Ruth Anderson that this new Center bears their name. With Mr. Anderson’s visionary career as a builder and developer and the couple’s affection for and advocacy of Hinsdale, this progressive architectural archive, situated in a building nationally acclaimed for its structural design, is ideal recognition.

The Historical Society’s Museum building on Clay Street currently houses the Society’s archive collection. A significant portion of this collection is related to local architecture, including blueprints, house histories, photographs, information on Village development, and architect biographies. Upon completion of the Immanuel Hall rehab in 2008, this architectural material will move to the Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center located on the Hall’s lower level.

Mission
Owned and operated by the Hinsdale Historical Society, the Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center is dedicated to advancing public interest and education in architecture and related design.
Goals
  • The Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center serves as a community resource for information on Hinsdale’s built environment.
  • We encourage preservation of Hinsdale’s architectural heritage.
  • Through entertaining and informative programs and events, we educate individuals about the built environment. This develops greater understanding and appreciation of architecture and enhances awareness of how design enriches our lives.
  • With an enhanced awareness of architecture in the community, we inspire individuals to become thoughtful and engaged stewards of the built environment.

If you have an interest in architecture and would like to work with the Center, please email the Society at architecturecenter@hinsdalehistory.org or call (630) 654-9500.