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Guest View: Plenty happening on Park Inn
By ANN MACGREGOR, Acting Executive Director of Wright On The Park, Mason City
Following the Mason City Foundation
Park Inn restorers dream of, work toward a 2010 completion date
By JOHN SKIPPER, Of The Globe Gazette
REGISTER STAFF WRITER
June 6, 2006
The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Park Inn Hotel in Mason City was built on bad luck.
One hundred years of unprofitability and obsolescence, architectural bastardization and whitewashing had turned the landmark structure into a vessel for pigeon droppings and spray-paint graffiti.
A group is toiling to make that streak end by the hotel's centennial birthday in 2010.
http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs. ... 369&lead=1