Saturday, September 17, 2022

Lost Towns of Illinois - Tedens, Illinois.

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.

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