Jump River Town Hall

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Jump River Town Hall
McKinley Town Hall Jump River.jpg
McKinley Town Hall in Jump River, August 2010
Jump River Town Hall is located in Wisconsin
Jump River Town Hall
Location S of WI 73, Jump River, Wisconsin
Coordinates 45°21′7″N 90°48′10″W / 45.35194°N 90.80278°W / 45.35194; -90.80278Coordinates: 45°21′7″N 90°48′10″W / 45.35194°N 90.80278°W / 45.35194; -90.80278
Area less than one acre
Built 1915
Architect Purcell & Elmslie
Architectural style Prairie School
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 74000127[1]
Added to NRHP March 28, 1974

The Jump River Town Hall, also known as McKinley Town Hall, is a historic Prairie School building located in Jump River, Wisconsin. Built in 1915, it was designed by the noted Prairie School architects Purcell & Elmslie. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1][2] William Gray Purcell wrote about his design of the building as follows: " I used the horizontal interlocking system of broad boards and fillets and gave the building something of the feeling of the old log lumber camp buildings. Whether the Jump River populace enjoyed having their town hall look like a wanigan instead of a little cracker box, I do not know, but it looked comfortable and practical."[3][4]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Jump River Town Hall Building". The Prairie School Traveler. 
  3. ^ "Jump River Town Hall". Organica. 
  4. ^ Collection: William Gray Purcell Papers, Northwest Architectural Archives, University of Minnesota [AR:B4d1.9]. Parabiographies entry, Volume for 1915.