Serving Darien IL and Surrounding Communities

Sterling & Knight Jewelry & Pawn

Bolingbrook: 295 S. Schmidt   (630) 759-9100   

      Hinsdale: 244 E. Ogden Ave   (630) 321-5600

     Sterling & Knight Jewelry & Pawn is a pawn shop serving Darien as a family business offering loans, appraisals, and purchases of jewelry or anything of value. We have locations in nearby Bolingbrook as well as Hinsdale and are happy to provide our services to Darien. At our store, you can sell or get a loan on gold, silver, and diamond jewelry and much more, including rare coins, objects of art, electronics, musical instruments and scrap gold. Whether you’re looking to sell jewelry near Darien or a reliable local pawn shop near me, Sterling & Knight is here to assist you.

The first people to settle here came from New England via the Erie Canal and Great Lakes. Among the first to arrive was the Thomas Andrus family. They settled along an old stagecoach line in 1835. Andrus served as Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, Assessor, and County Commissioner. He also established the Andrus Inn, near what is currently the intersection of Lemont Road and I-55; the inn served the 15 stage coaches that traveled the stagecoach line, and included a tavern and a post office. Andrus named the area “Cass.”

Andrus and Father Beggs built the First Cass Church, which was a log cabin design. The church’s cemetery, located west of where the church stood (west of Baily Road and north of Frontage Road), can still be seen today. The church was also used as a school house.

Elisha and Eliza Smart settled here in 1838 with their 10 children. Elisha got gold fever and left for California, returning seven years later as a very rich man. He bought more land and the Smart family donated the land on which a new Cass Church was built in 1870.

John and Hannah Oldfield came to Cass in 1850. Mr. Oldfield raised cattle and increased his land holdings to 2,000 acres (8.1 km2).

Franklin Blanchard opened his cheese factory in 1881 — the location of the cheese factory being where McDonalds is today.

Martin Madden was an Irish immigrant who arrived at the Cass area during the late 19th century. He became a member of the Chicago City Council and later was elected to the House of Representatives and served in the United States Congress. In 1903, Mr. Madden built a home to look like the White House in Washington D.C. he called it Castle Eden. Today Castle Eden is part of the Aylesford Retreat Center of the Carmelite Fathers.

A group of German Lutherans from Europe came to the area near 67th and Clarendon Hills Road in 1859. They built the first St. John Lutheran Church and laid out the cemetery behind the church. Today the cemetery is still located at 67th and Clarendon Hills Road. In 1899, a new church was built on the northeast corner of Cass and 75th Street. The Church was located where the Taco Bell and Buona Beef Restaurant now stand. In 1969, the second church was torn down and the present St. John’s Lutheran Church was built west of Cass and north of 75th Street.

A school was built on the northwest corner of Cass and 75th street in 1860. It was the first Lace School. It is now a museum which is open on the first Sunday of each month from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

By 1890, the Village of Lace was established. The important location at that time was the triangle bordered by Cass Avenue, Plainfield Road and 75th Street. It was called “The Point”. The Point included the Town Hall, General Store, Blacksmith Shop and the office of Dr. Roe. A Post Office had been established at The Point in 1884.

The future city of Darien was originally part of the Lace and Cass communities. Residents of the Marion Hills, Brookhaven, Farmingdale and Hinsbrook subdivisions wanted to incorporate as a single city; this finally happened in 1969. When the incorporation committee reached an impasse on an acceptable name for the new city, acting mayor Sam Kelly suggested the name “Darien”. He had visited Darien, Connecticut, and found it to be a very pleasant and attractive community.

The town motto is “A nice place to live” which happens to be the same town motto as Hill Valley from the Back to the Future movies.

Today the City of Darien is a thriving community bordered by Burr Ridge, Woodridge, Westmont and Willowbrook.

Sterling & Knight Jewelry & Pawn is proud to serve the residents of Darien IL. If you have questions about getting a loan or selling your jewelry and valuables, please read our FAQ page, or call us at (630) 321-5600.

We have four locations to serve you! We are located in:

Bolingbrook

295 S. Schmidt Road Bolingbrook, IL 60440  630.759.9100

Hours: Monday 10 – 7:00 Tuesday – Friday 10 – 6:00 Saturday 10- 3:00

Villa Park

109 E. St Charles Road Villa Park, IL 60181 630.833.0800 

Hours: Monday 10 – 7:00 Tuesday – Friday 10 – 6:00 Saturday 10- 3:00

341 E. North Ave Villa Park, IL 60181  630.279.2274 

Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 – 6:00 Friday 10 – 7:00 Saturday 10 – 5:00

Hinsdale

244 E. Ogden Ave. Suite 114 (In the Courtyard of Koshgarian Plaza) Hinsdale, IL  60521 630.321.5600

email: info@skjewelryandpawn.com

Hours: Monday – Friday   10 – 6:00 Saturday  10 – 3:00

Sunday by appointment.

If you refer a new customer to our store, you receive a 3% referral bonus, just like referring someone to host a Gold Party.

Please visit our website at

www.skjewelryandpawn.com

Thank you for your business and continued faith in our local, family owned business. We’ve had the privilege of working with wonderful customers and helping them in these troubled times.

           

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