WELCOME to Cool Old Things

Our purpose is two-fold. First, we will document the history of the DuPage Theatre which was located in Lombard, IL. This elegant atmospheric theater was opened in 1928 and demolished (by a village with no vision) in 2007. It is our hope that the information provided will be of value, especially to those involved with current historic restoration/preservation projects.

Secondly, many other "cool old things" will be featured on this site as it grows. Included will be other old theatres and historic buildings in towns in the U.S. and abroad, vintage railroads and automobiles, vintage radios and household items, vintage toys and scientific equipment, etc.

Information on this website was obtained from a variety of sources including old publications, brochures, newspapers, personal archives, donated materials, personal recollections and opinions.

This information is believed to be accurate, however, owners of this website cannot guarantee accuracy.




Pictures courtesy of and sole property of Paul Mundt or other individuals and organizations as indicated.