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- Date Founded: March 11, 1833
- When Incorporated: June 1923
- Form of government: Village President/Board of Trustees
- Population: 21,675 (2000 Census)
- Median resident age: 38.2 years
- Area: 7.4 square miles
- Average January temperature:24.3 degrees F.
- Average July temperature:74.7 degrees F.
When Silas, Harvey and Lyman Meacham claimed this area in 1833, they came seeking a place to settle and raise their families. The brothers, and those who followed them, formed an agricultural community that eventually thrived as a result of its strategic location on a major thoroughfare, the Chicago-Galena Highway, now Lake Street.
By 1837 a Bloomingdale Post Office was established, and the village became the third town to be platted in DuPage County. The village's first permanent building, a Baptist church, was built in 1849. Now the Bloomingdale Park District Museum is housed there. Retailing was already important in Bloomingdale by the time the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad came through the northern part of Bloomingdale Township in 1873. There were two boot and shoemakers, two carpenters, a wagon maker/blacksmith, and a cheese factory. The men's clothier and tailor shop started by Francis X. Neltnor still stands near Lake Street and Bloomingdale Road, in the area of restored shops kept as Old Town Bloomingdale.
The village of Roselle was platted along the railroad right-of-way in 1875; the first separation of the neighboring towns. In the early 1900s Bloomingdale and Roselle shared library books, and a fire engine, alternating their locations every six months. On June 16, 1923, the new village of Bloomingdale, split off from Roselle, was incorporated.
Bloomingdale remained a small farming community until the post World War II growth of the 1950s, when the population almost quadrupled from 339 residents in 1950 to 1262 in 1960.
With a population of 21,675 in 2000, Bloomingdale boasts a country-like environment carefully integrated with commercial, office and retail development. As an end result the community provides a wide variety of living, working, shopping and recreational opportunities built around a carefully preserved heritage.
Bloomingdale School District 13
164 S. Euclid, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
Westfield Jr High
Consolidated School District 93
4N570 Old Gary Ave. Bartlett, IL 60103
Elsie C. Johnson School
Jay Stream School
Stratford Jr High
Kenneyville School District 20
5540 Arlington Dr East Hanover Pk, IL 60103
Greenbrook Elementary School
Waterbury Elementary School
Springfield Middle School
Marquardt School District 15
1890 Glen Ellyn Rd, Glendale Hts, IL 60139
Blackhawk Elementary School
G. Stanlley Hall School
Charles G. Reskin School
Winnebago Elementary School
Marquardt Middle School
College of DuPage
22nd & Lambert Road Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Lake Park High School Dist. 108
450 Spring Ct., Roselle, IL 60172
St. Isidore School (Catholic)
25W260 Army Trail Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
St. Matthew School (Catholic)
1555 Glen Ellyn Rd, Glendale Hts, IL 60139
St. Walter School (Catholic)
201 W. Maple Ave. Roselle, IL 60172
Glenbard High School District 87
800 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Glenbard North High School
Glenbard East High School
Driscoll High School (Catholic)
555 N. Lombard Rd. Addison, IL 60101
St. Francis High School (Catholic)
2130 W. Roosevelt Rd Wheaton, IL 60187
Stratford Square, at Army Trail Road and Gary Ave., is the largest of Bloomingdale's shopping centers. Five major department stores and 173 specialty shops and restaurant are enclosed in an indoor landscaped mall. Hungry shoppers can snack in the Festival Court, selecting from a multitude of foods appealing to any appetite. Eight movie screens in the 3000 seat cinema complex show currently popular films.
Old Town Bloomingdale, at Lake Street and Bloomingdale Road, is a collection of small retail and service oriented businesses located in restored buildings at the original site of the village's first settlement.
Springbrook Shopping Center, Bloomingdale Court/Stratford Plaza, The Courtyard, Old Town Square, Cloverleaf Towers, and Circle Center offer chain and independently-owned stores and service outlets, as do many of the smaller shopping and professional office areas found along Bloomingdale's main streets. This huge variety of stores and convenient parking make Bloomingdale attractive to shoppers and retailers.
Compiled by Bob Dohn March, 2006
20 South Roselle Road , Schaumburg, IL 60193
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