Boyhood home of NFL football star, Johnny "Blood" McNally
McNally was also well heeled, he was the manager of the New Richmond Roller Mills, which was owned by his brothers, both attorneys.
John McNally, Jr. was the fourth of sex surviving children of John McNally, Sr. and was an active child who was athletic. He would accept and perform on a dare, such as diving into the Willow River from the top of a truss bridge, a dive of 25 feet. He would also hop freight trains and ride to Hudson, then ride back on another freight.
John McNally would take a name from the marquee of a movie house, showing an Errol Flynn movie entitled Captain Blood. As Johnny Blood, he became a very successful halfback for the Green Bay Packers, helping the team win consecutive NFL championships in 1929, 1930 and 1931.
McNally is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame. He was also named to the All-1930s Team.
John's younger brother, James, lived in the house until his death.