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Serving Westmont and Surrounding Communities

Sterling & Knight

Jewelry & Pawn

Sterling & Knight Jewelry & Pawn is a pawn shop serving Westmont as a family business offering loans, appraisals, and purchases of jewelry. We have locations in nearby Hinsdale as well as Villa Park, and are happy to provide our services to Westmont. 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 Westmont or a reliable local pawn shop, Sterling & Knight is here to assist you.

The area known as Westmont was inhabited by the Potawatami until the year 1833. After several failed attempts by the U. S. Government to persuade the Native Americans to move from the area, in 1833, the Native Americans agreed under coercion to vacate their land for nominal payment.[4]

The development of the Illinois-Michigan Canal, authorized by the State of Illinois in the 1820s but delayed in construction until the 1830s, contributed to Westmont’s early growth.[4] When the economic Panic of 1837 halted canal construction, many of the workers turned to farming, and agriculture became the major occupation, with produce sold in nearby Chicago. The area around Westmont became one of the most prosperous sections of the state.

In order to transport agricultural products into the city of Chicago, construction of a plank road originating in Chicago began in 1840. The plank road was placed over the nine-mile (14 km) swamp separating Chicago and the area that became Westmont, and reached Naperville, Illinois by 1851.[4]

The plank road soon became inadequate; in 1858, local incorporated towns and villages petitioned the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad to build a branch line from Chicago to Aurora, Illinois that would pass through their towns.[4] The railroad line was approved, with the first train in 1864. “Greg’s Station,” from which Westmont developed, was a stop to load agricultural and dairy products. The town transitioned gradually from an agricultural community to a commuter community, with the early growth and development centered around the railroad station.

In the early 1900s, plats for the Village of Westmont were laid out and roads were dedicated; incorporation, decided by only a narrow margin, followed in 1921. Westmont was officially incorporated on November 10, 1921; Vince Pastor served as the first president of the Village Board.[4]

The Village did not encourage concentrated commercial or industrial growth until the 1950s, with the development of some light service companies, industrial firms, and wholesaling firms. However, it was not until the 1960s and 1970s the Westmont began to grow in earnest; Westmont High School did not open until 1974. New subdivisions and multiple family housing units led to the tripling of the population.

Today the Village of Westmont is a thriving community bordered by Downers Grove, Oak Brook, Clarendon Hills, Darien and Willowbrook. It is home to Ty Inc., the maker of Beanie Babies.

Sterling & Knight Jewelry & Pawn is proud to serve the residents of Westmont, 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 two locations to serve you! We are located in:

Villa Park

109 E. St Charles Road
Villa Park, IL 60181
680.833.0800
shaina@skjewelryandpawn.com

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

Hinsdale

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

Hours: Monday – Friday   10 – 6:00
Saturday & 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 Chicago event.

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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