Historical Society: A.D. Thompson Cabin listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Gordon, Douglas County, WI. – The Wisconsin Historical Society announces the listing of the A.D. Thompson Cabinin the National Register of Historic Places on August 11, 2022.

The A.D. Thompson Cabin was constructed in 1906 as a part of a recreational retreat in a rural setting northeast of the Town of Gordon. The retreat includes a two-story cabin, log woodshed, wood shingle outhouse, hipped-roof cottage children’s cabin and wood-frame teepee. It is representative of an early 20th century two-story cabin designed in a Rustic style with round saddle-notched log walls, curved corner notches, a large stone fireplace, original wood-frame windows and a wrap-around veranda. Additionally, it features locally sourced wood and stone. The A.D. Thompson Cabin and outbuildings retain a high degree of architectural integrity and is one of the best examples of a turn-of-the century rustic recreational retreat in the North Woods area of Wisconsin.

The Fuldner Heritage Fund paid for the preparation of this nomination. This endowed fund, created through a generous donation by the Jeffris Family Foundation and administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society, supports the nomination of historically and architecturally significant rural and small-town properties.

Additional information for the A.D. Thompson Cabin is available at


To learn more about the State and National Register programs in Wisconsin, visit https://wisconsinhistory.org/hp/register/