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Andersonville Residents Still Saving Up for Water Tower Replica

The Swedish American Museum has raised over $100,000 for the replacement water tower

It's been over two years since Andersonville's Swedish flag adorned water tower was removed from the neighborhood's streetscape, but residents of the popular North Side neighborhood are still raising funds to bring it back. The harsh winter weather and polar vortex of early 2014 took a toll on the aging structure, which had to be removed for safety reasons. However, later in the year, a new plan to replace the original water with a replica was hatched and the Swedish American Museum began raising funds to restore the neighborhood's famous water tower. According to DNAinfo, the museum has so far raised about $120,000 for the project, and is only $30,000 away from their goal. And to help raise more funds for their water tower, Andersonville's popular vintage decor shop Brimfield will be hosting a happy hour this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at their store. Tickets for the event will set one back $50.