Re: Chicago Swedes and Snus Boulevard
Date: August 15, 2010 01:09PM
Also wanted to point out that the other Swedish neighborhood that always gets forgotten for some reason (and is still populated by many Swedish-Americans, many of whom are relatives of the original Swedish residents) is the North Park neighborhood in Chicago (near Foster & Kimball). It's home to the Swedish Covenant Church (now the Evangelical Covenant Church), Swedish Covenant Hospital, Tre Kronor/Sweden Shop, North Park University (founded by the SWedish Covenant), Center for Scandinavian Studies, North Park Covenant Church, etc.
The library at North Park University has an impressive collection of photographs, artifacts, and documents related to the Swedes in this area called the "Swedish-American Archives". If anyone knows where Snus Boulevard was, they would!