The Lemont Area Historical Society (LAHS) has generously offered to share a photo and accompanying information with Patch readers each week, depicting people, places and things from the village’s storied past.
This week, the LAHS highlights a photo of the Santa Fe train station at Lemont (circa 1917). The station was located on the north side of what is now River Street, across from the Front Street Lofts complex.
From the looks of this photo, the station was quite a busy place in the midst of World War I – and the Wells Fargo Company seemed to be a major player at the time for moving freight. (What do you suppose is in those boxes stacked on the Wells Fargo carts?)
Passenger trains also stopped at the depot during a time when Lemont residents used the rail system to its fullest.
The historical society invites readers to also share their photos of Lemont’s past, to be added to the LAHS archives.
Discover more about Lemont history at the historical society museum in the Old Stone Church at 306 Lemont St. The museum is open to the public and welcomes visitors. For more information, visit the LAHS web site at http://www.lemonthistorical.org/ or contact email@example.com.
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