The Jordan House: Son Dan’s Eagle Scout Project

The James Jordan House was the first home in Walnut Township of Polk County, Iowa. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our son Dan did Cub Scout and Boy Scout projects there during the years, including his Eagle Scout Project.

It was to restore, using old methods and products, the two east bedroom floors. The project included obtaining donations of the linseed oil, etc., researching OSHA rules and following them, rounding up a few friends to help him scrape old floors by hand, then oil them.

Dan’s project was recently commemorated by a brick on the south side of the stately historic home. Dan and his family, here from the Twin Cities, saw it for the first time over Thanksgiving weekend.

Three generations on the porch of the Jordan House: Kate, Dan, Guy, Joy


    • Dan’s little family is so busy, and there’s their needy dog (Luna) as well. The visit to the Jordan House turned out to be a welcome interlude which dug up fond memories for Dan to share with his wife and daughter.

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