Local residents join forces to save Jordan Township Hall
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 3:55 PM
A group of local citizens is looking at options for fundraising to cover construction costs to renovate the Jordan Township Hall.
The celebration planned for July 19, will be raising funds to repair the damaged corner of the historic Jordan Township Hall. The event will be held at the stone barn located on the Anderson property at 32501 171st Ave. near Chatfield. PHOTO COURTESY OF TIM GOSSMAN
An evening is planned as a night to celebrate as well as raise funds for the renovations on Saturday, July 19, from 6 to 10 p.m.
Gary and Deb Anderson will be hosting the event at 32501 171st Avenue in Chatfield at the “Stone Barn”.
Please help preserve this wonderful, historical building so everyone can enjoy it.
This event features music provided by RavensFire and the Whole Hog Music Revue. The band, RavensFire will be playing Irish and folk, sea shanties, original tunes and songs. The group offers a lively and fun collection of music from all around the world. The Whole Hog Musical Revue will be playing old time music in the tradition of dancing in homes, for house parties and barn dances through generations.
The Jordan Township Hall was built in 1877. The building was constructed out of local limestone by mason Thomas Ferguson. The stone has stood the test of time until recently. A front corner has fallen and needs repair.
A Town Hall Restoration committee has been established to help in the awareness of preserving the building and heritage. A joint effort with the Minnesota Historical Society Legacy Grant application has been started. This grant will verify the historical significance of this building. An application for the National Register nomination is underway. Members of the committee believe the building has value to the area and for upcoming generations if it can be preserved properly.
The main focus for this year is the stone work to stabilize the building. Future projects will be preserving the windows, flooring and interior renovation.