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A Jordan Town Hall celebration

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Chatfield Features

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 now. A front corner has fallen and it needs repair. A Town Hall Restoration committee has started 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 it. An application for the National Register nomination is underway. 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. Feature projects will be preserving the windows, flooring and interior renovation. The committee is looking at options for fundraising to help with the awareness and construction costs. An Evening at the “Stone Barn” is planned for July 19 from 6-10 p.m. to help offset the cost. Gary and Deb Anderson will be hosting the event at 32501 171st Ave. in Chatfield. Please help to 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. They offer a lively and fun collection of music from all around the world, some old, some new, simple, yet complex, all guaranteed to get your toes tapping. 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. Hoedowns, waltzes, polkas, schottisches, plus polkas, ganglats, jigs and other tunes reflect the name Whole Hog. A night to enjoy be listening and dancing!

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