Slice of Life: Swedish Fishing in Andersonville


As different immigrant groups assimilate and disperse, their traditional Chicago neighborhoods tend to lose their ethnic character.  Andersonville is one of those places that’s still holding on to some of its heritage.

This scene on Clark Street shows the Swedish-American Museum, an Ann Sather restaurant, and a water tower painted with the Swedish flag.  It was taken from in front of a Swedish deli.

If you don’t get up to Andersonville very often, it’s worth going soon before it becomes ethnic in memories only, like so many other Chicago neighborhoods.

Author: Editor

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