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From the Archives: A Glimpse Into Lemont’s History

Historic limestone village hall was built in 1893, and is currently undergoing a major renovation.

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 Lemont Village Hall circa 1909, complete with bell tower and crooked utility pole. Built in 1893 at a cost of $13,000, the historic limestone building is currently going through a major renovation. This is a true example of the hard work and pride of the people that built the Village of Faith.

The historical society invites readers to also share their photos of Lemont’s past, to be added to the LAHS archives.

Discover more about the history of Lemont 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 lemontahs@sbcglobal.net.

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John Quinn October 16, 2012 at 01:24 PM
This is a great picture. It is a good thing that we have preserved these buildings as a tribute to our history.

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