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Walter Boat House (1948)

Walter River Pavilion

The tour guide didn’t accompany us, but encouraged us to walk down to the boat house designed by Wright to hold Lowell Walter’s boat. It was hard to try to picture something like this in 1950; it is nicer than a number of boat houses that I have seen today. Complete with rails and an […]

Grant House (1946)

Grant House exterior

Located on a dead-end street and not easy to find, the house looks to be a single-story. Like most Wright designs though, all is not as it appears. Built on/into a hillside in 1946 and constructed from limestone quarried on the property by the original homeowners, the house features a 127-foot-long reinforced concrete roof and […]

Cedar Rock – Lowell Walter House (1945)

Cedar Rock garden room exterior

First settled in 1842 at a point where several Indian trails converged to ford the Wapsipinicon River, Quasqueton, Iowa is also home to Cedar Rock State Park, location of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Cedar Rock, a structure Wright designed and built for Agnes and Lowell Walter. Tours Cedar Rock is open for public tours. Reservations […]

City National Bank & Hotel (1909)

Historic Park Inn Hotel

The Historic Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, Iowa is the only remaining hotel in the world that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It was originally built in 1910 as the City National Bank and Park Inn, and it served as a hotel until 1974. The hotel was then closed and fell into disrepair, […]

George Stockman House (1908)

Stockman House

The George Stockman House is a Prairie School-style house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1908 for Dr. George C. and Eleanor Stockman in Mason City, Iowa. The home was originally located at 311 1st St. SE, but was moved to 530 1st St. (David Christiansen) NE to avoid demolition. It has been […]