Tedens is a ghost town in Lemont, Downers Grove Township, DuPage County, Illinois.
John Henry Tedens (1833-1899) operated a department store at 106 Stephen Street in Lemont beginning in 1862. In the late-1890s, the business changed to Tedens Hardware Store. Tedens Opera House opened on the second floor in 1896.
|Newspaper advertisement for the John Tedens and Alderman Dystrip's Department Store. Look at the store's offerings.|
Compiled by Dr. Neil Gale, Ph.D.