Ross Harano discusses the history of Japanese Americans at Viking Hall, 3257 N. Sheffield, the site of numerous community dances and social activities during the 1960s. The building is a throwback to the neighborhood’s ethnic Scandinavian roots, originally built as Viking Temple by a Swedish social order. In the 1960s it would become home to the Japanese American Service Committee (formerly the Chicago Resettlers Committee at Clark & Division) and the Nisei Ambassadors Drum & Bugle Corps.

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