Lombard Historical Fast Facts
Lombard was named after Benjamin Lombard for a generous donation of $20,000 to the school
Lombard Historical Timeline
1851 - Illinois Liberal Institute is established
1855 - The Lombard University is named after Benjamin Lombard from Henry, IL
1856 - Lombard University was built at the cost of $40,000
1930 - The college closes due to financial difficulties
1931 - Lombard Junior High is established
Chapman, Chas & Co. History of Knox County Illinois. Blakely, Brown & Marsh, Printers. 1978. Print.
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