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Andersonville

Andersonville, located in the southwest corner of the Edgewater Community Area, began as a Swedish community. In the late 1980s Andersonville became an attractive area of settlement for gays and lesbians who sought cheaper homes and apartments north of Boys Town.

Bibliography
Pacyga, Dominic A., and Ellen Skerrett. Chicago, City of Neighborhoods: Histories and Tours. 1986.
Stuyvesant, Judith Erickson. “Recollections of Andersonville and Swedish Life in Chicago.” Collections of the Swedish American Museum, Chicago, IL. 1997.