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Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District Walking Tours

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Stop At: Stockman House Museum, 530 1st St NE, Mason City, IA 50401-3534

Frank Lloyd Wright's 1908 designed & built the Stockman house in Mason City, IA, the third of his “Fireproof Houses” (after Tan-Y-Deri at Spring Green and the Stephen M. B. Hunt house in La Grange).

Duration: 3 minutes

Stop At: Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District, 17 S Federal Ave Off U.S. Route 18, Along Willow Creek, Mason City, IA 50401-3727

While Mason City boasts two Frank Lloyd Wright properties, the George C. and Eleanor Stockman House and City National Bank & Park Inn Hotel, originally there had been plans for more. Wright’s departure to Europe in 1910 caused these plans came to a sudden halt. The vacuum created by Wright’s withdraw brought other Prairie School architects to Mason City, many former Wright associates. Marion Mahony Griffin, Walter Burley Griffin, Barry Byrne, William Drummond and local architect Einar Broaten combined to create Rock Crest – Rock Glen, located on both sides of Willow Creek, the first planned Prairie School development in America.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Charles H. MacNider Art Museum, 303 2nd St SE, Mason City, IA 50401-3925

Burr Keeler, President of the Mason City Brick and Tile Company built the home in 1920. In 1932, he sold the building to the Duffield family. From 1948 to 1965, the Presentation Sisters of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church occupied the residence. In 1964 General and Mrs. Hanford MacNider purchased the museum building with the intention of donating it to the City of Mason City, with the stipulation that it be used as an arts center. Two years later the building was open to the public in its current capacity, as the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum.

Duration: 3 minutes
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Important Information
Departure Point
17 S Federal Ave, Mason City, IA 50401, USA
Departure Time
9:00 AM
1h 15m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Entry/Admission - Rock Crest - Rock Glen Historical District
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Entry/Admission - Stockman House Museum
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Subject to weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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And I cannot say enough good things about our tour guide, Joan. She was very knowledgeable and extremely patient with our dumb questions. She has a great love for architecture and Mason City. Mason City provides a fairly unique opportunity to see a few architecturally
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  • Duration: 1h 15m
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