14 S. Park Avenue, Hinsdale, Illinois

1888 Victorian style home at 14 S. Park Avenue in Robbins Park Historic District, Hinsdale, Illinois
My earliest playground in the 1950s was the front and side yard of this Victorian home built in 1888. Sherwood Kiraly, who became the distinguished writer in residence at Knox College, loved sports and was an avid baseball player. We used his high front porch steps as our backstop and his side yard as our football field. Kickball was played in our back yard or down the street at the triangle on Park.