Images: Icons of Lindenhurst

 
 
Posted12/18/2016 1:00 AM

The Village of Lindenhurst, nestled within Lake Villa Township in northern Lake County, Illinois, was incorporated in November of 1956. The village of Lindenhurst grew out of the farm of wealthy landowner Ernst E. Lehmann. The name Lindenhurst came from the two rows of linden trees outlining the original farmhouse. The first village president was Lee R. Lewis, and in 1953, the first homes were built. By 1960 the first commercial development in Lindenhurst was Linden Plaza featuring a bakery, laundry, cleaners and a Piggly Wiggly. The first police force was all volunteer, buying their own uniforms and using their own cars. Due to its convenient commute to Chicago and Milwaukee and its affordable housing, Lindenhurst grew to a population of a little over 3,100 by 1970, and swelling to over 6,200 by 1980. By 2010, Lindenhurst's population numbered 14,462.

Welcome sign on Grass Lake Road.
  Welcome sign on Grass Lake Road.
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Bonner Heritage Farm.
  Bonner Heritage Farm.
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Bonner Heritage Farm.
  Bonner Heritage Farm.
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Pond across from Bonner Heritage Farm.
  Pond across from Bonner Heritage Farm.
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Martin's General Store in nearby Historic Millburn.
  Martin's General Store in nearby Historic Millburn.
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Millennium Park.
  Millennium Park.
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Town flag outside village hall.
  Town flag outside village hall.
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Emily's Pancake House on Grand Ave.
  Emily's Pancake House on Grand Ave.
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Armed Forces memorial outside village hall.
  Armed Forces memorial outside village hall.
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Armed Forces memorial outside village hall.
  Armed Forces memorial outside village hall.
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Businesses along Grand Ave.
  Businesses along Grand Ave.
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Duck Farm Dog Exercise Area.
  Duck Farm Dog Exercise Area.
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Lindenhurst Village Hall.
  Lindenhurst Village Hall.
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Sand Lake Cemetery.
  Sand Lake Cemetery.
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Jayden Villiard of Round Lake plays with a water pump at McDonald Woods.
  Jayden Villiard of Round Lake plays with a water pump at McDonald Woods.
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Geese on Lake Potomac.
  Geese on Lake Potomac.
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Heritage Lutheran Church.
  Heritage Lutheran Church.
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Nearby Millburn Historic District.
  Nearby Millburn Historic District.
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Nearby Millburn Congregational Church.
  Nearby Millburn Congregational Church.
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Nearby Millburn Manor on Grass Lake Road.
  Nearby Millburn Manor on Grass Lake Road.
Bob Chwedyk | Staff Photographer
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