George C. Stockman House
530 First Street NE
Mason City, Iowa 50401-3534

Moved in 1989 from original location at 311 First Street SE

Open for tours.

Frank Lloyd Wright, 1908

One of the first built examples based on Wright’s “A Fireproof House for $5,000,” illustrated in the April 1906 issue of Ladies Home Journal.

After its move by the City of Mason City, the house was sold to and restored by The River City Society for Historic Preservation under the direction of Mason City architects Bergland + Cram. No longer oriented as it once was, the house was rotated so that its former north elevation now faces west.

The Stockman House being moved in 1989 (photo courtesy of Kurt Peterson).

Placed in National Register of Historic Places, 1992.

• Gebhard, David, and Mansheim, Gerald: Buildings of Iowa. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993, p. 415-16.
McCoy, Robert E. Mason City Walking Tour Guide. Mason City: River City Society for Historic Preservation, 2003, p. 51.
• Storrer, William Allin. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2002 (Third Edition). S.139
• Wilson, Richard Guy, and Robinson, Sidney K. The Prairie School in Iowa. Ames, Iowa: The Iowa State University Press, 1977, p. 99.





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