Located in the the eastern part of Dekalb County on US Rt. 30 is the village of Hinckley. Originally known as Squaw Grove, Hinckley is built on what was once an Indian village. The pictures above and below are of downtown Hinckley along US Rt. 30/ Lincoln Avenue.
Today Hinckley is a town of about 2,000 people with many nice homes, some of which can be seen below.
This red Italianate home was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest in town. According to the owner, there were at one time four Italianate mansions like this in town, known as the four corners of Hinkley. There are at least three left, with this being the most photogenic one.
The home below was once part of the one above, but sometime after 1920 the home was split and divided into two. The one below was moved and reoriented to face north. The grand staircase of the original home is now located in the one below.
Below are two of the other Italianate homes that were part of the "Four Corners of Hinckley."
The green home pictured below sits off of Rt. 30 on the east side of town. It was built by a well-to-do dreyer named Will Rees for his wife Mary Stahler Rees.
To head south on Sandwich Road to the town of Sandwich, click here. Along the way you will see many interesting farms, including the one pictured below. To explore other communities in Dekalb County, click here.