History in Andersonville
Swedish American History Museum
The Swedish American History Museum is a multi-level museum and art gallery that exists in the space of the former Lind Hardware store in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Many locals and passersby will recognize the museum for the replica water tower on the roof that's painted to resemble the Swedish national flag. The original water tower was in place for nearly 90 years until the winter of 2014, when extremely harsh weather conditions damaged the tower.