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Preserving, Supporting and Extending Local Retail: Andersonville and North Clark Street

The Chicago neighborhood known as “Andersonville” was planted with apple orchards in the 1850s. Following the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, Swedes moved into the area as the log cabins they favored were outlawed within city limits. New residents opened up storefronts to provide goods and services, and the area stayed heavily Swedish for decades, until many began to move to the suburbs after World War II.