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Westmont, Illinois The Progressive Village. Ms. Oshel American History- 4 th. Then and Now Pictures . BEFORE Stop and Chat (mid 80’s) prior to being torn down. AFTER Richmond Station in 2013. Famous People from Westmont. Ty Warner (Inventor Beanie Babies).

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westmont illinois the progressive village

Westmont, IllinoisThe Progressive Village

Ms. Oshel

American History- 4th

then and now pictures
Then and Now Pictures


Stop and Chat

(mid 80’s)

prior to being torn down


Richmond Station in 2013

famous people from westmont
Famous People from Westmont

Ty Warner (Inventor Beanie Babies)

Muddy Waters (Father of Chicago Blues; Musician)



Westmont: 24,554

Male: 11,454 46.6%

Female: 13,100 53.4%

historical facts about westmont
Historical Facts About Westmont
  • The area known as Westmont was inhabited by the Potawatomi Indians prior to the year 1833.
  • The Indians had a system of trails. One was the Buffalo Trail which is now named Naperville Road. The other was the Ottawa and LaSalle Trail which is now called Ogden Avenue.
  • The first settler of DuPage County, Bailey Hobson traveled through Westmont in 1829 to settle on Naperville.
  • Agricultural became the most prominent industry in the 1830s as a result of the Economic Panic, and the land was used for Farming because of its close proximity to Chicago.
historical facts about westmont continued
Historical Facts About Westmont continued…
  • In 1858, local incorporated towns and villages petitioned the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad to build a branch line from Chicago to Aurora passing through all of their towns. The railroad line was approved in 1864 and the first train passed through the area.
  • Westmont was first known as Gregg’s Station.
  • Vince Pastor was the first village president.
  • The Gregg House Museum is the oldest building in Westmont located at 117 S. Linden.
  • Neighboring towns include: Downers Grove, Clarendon Hills, and Darien.
  • Westmont is a community of six square miles.
schools in the town
Schools in the Town


Central School 1957 (at right)

Now known as Manning School


Manning School

  • Schools in the Town:
    • Westmont High School
    • Westmont Junior High School
    • Miller School
    • Manning School
works cited
Works Cited