Robert Van Iten

On this episode of Naperville Notables, host Liz Spencer talks with Robert Van Iten, for the short documentary Wheels of Change.  In this full-length interview, Van Iten talks about his time working in the Naperville automobile industry, working at car dealerships in the 60’s, 70’s, and early 80’s, when the dealers shared downtown with retail merchants and restaurants.  Van Iten was the first automobile dealer to move his dealership from downtown west to Ogden Avenue, setting the stage for “Dealer Row” on Ogden and Aurora avenues.

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