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The story of Carpentersville is very much the story of Leonard W. Besinger. Whether or not you agree with his methods, he certainly had very far-reaching goals for the town. ~Contents~

Meadowdale Subdivision
Small homes built cheaply for postwar families

Meadowdale Shopping Center
Before mega-malls, the premier regional shopping center in the area

Meadowdale Raceway
An idea that didn't quite work out

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