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James W. Loewen (1942-2021)

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague and remain committed to the work he began.

Lemont

Illinois

Basic Information

Type of Place
Suburb
Metro Area
W. Chicago
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status

Confirmed Sundown Town?
Probable
Was there an ordinance?
Sign?
Perhaps, Some Oral Evidence
Year of Greatest Interest
Still Sundown?
Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Black People

Census Information

The available census data from 1860 to the present
Total White Black Asian Native Hispanic Other BHshld
1860 1389 0
1870 3573 1
1880
1890
1900 2449 0
1910
1920
1930 2582 0
1940 2557 0
1950 2757 0
1960 3397 0
1970 3080 3
1980
1990 7348 7241 6
2000
2010
2020

Method of Exclusion

Main Ethnic Group(s)

Group(s) Excluded

Comments

Partly in DuPage County. Possible entire county was sundown.

A resident stated that there was once a sign at the railroad station.