Historic Park Inn Hotel
Whether you’re a Frank Lloyd Wright enthusiast or a tourist longing for a historical getaway adventure…The Historic Park Inn may be exactly what you are looking for in a weekend getaway.
Located n the heart of downtown Mason City, across from Central Park, sits the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel in the world. Reopened in 2011, featuring original art glass as well as restoration of texture walls, flooring and woodwork, is the Historic Park Inn. Guests will experience what the hotel, bank and law office were like at the time it was originally built – it’s definitely a must see!
To point out a few details of the buildings, look at the photo below. Looking left to right is the bank (City National Bank), in the middle- Law Offices and on the right is the Hotel..
Historic Park Inn
Something to note about Wright is that everything he constructed had a purpose, rhyme or reason to it. The bank indicates a ‘safe place’, that is why the walls are tall, the windows sit high and is incredibly solid. The two tall structures on either side of the hotel are to indicate “arms” reaching out, to pull you into the building.
As you walk into the hotel you will notice that it is very open and comfortable, as you move closer to the check-in area – the ceiling becomes low and you may start to feel a bit claustrophobic. You may wonder why it was built this way… well, it was fully intentional. Wright wanted people to engage in conversation and socialize with others in the lobby area. The check-in area was designed to make guests feel secure, yet a bit uncomfortable, so they would not linger and immediately move back into the lobby or forward into the Great Room after checking in.
Today, the Historic Park Inn features a ballroom (formerly the space occupies by City National Bank), as well as meeting space, a business center for guests (former Law Offices), and hotel & restaurant (original hotel). The Historic Park Inn is definitely a destination when traveling to Mason City and North Iowa.
Ballroom (City National Bank)
Meeting & Office Space (Law Offices)
For more secrets and stories about the Historic Park Inn & Frank Lloyd Wright – we encourage you to take a guided tour! >> http://wrightonthepark.org/
Every year the Historic Park Inn attracts guests from all 50 states and every country in the World
The Historic Park Inn sits directly south of Central Park & Veterans Moment in downtown Mason City, IA
The Historic Park Inn offers 27 beautiful guest rooms of which no two are alike
The Ladies Parlor
Enjoy billiards and a drink at the 1910 Lounge
A favorite in Mason City, Iowa – 1910 Grill located in the hotel on the west side
The Historic Park Inn is a must-see site in Mason City, Iowa. Please share your experience and photos with us – @VisitMasonCity & @Wrightonthepark
For more information on the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic Park Inn >> http://wrightonthepark.org/
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