Prairie Style Home in Mason City Burns

Owner Plans to Rebuild

Posted by CC on December 14th, 2008 11:05 am

An untended candle started a fire that severely damaged a house thought to be the second-oldest Prairie Style home in Iowa (the oldest is the 1908 Stockman House, also in Mason City). The home, built in 1910, lost most of its roof and sustained water damage on Monday, December 8. The owner, architect John Preston Westfall of Portland, Oregon, plans to restore the home. The occupant, Jamison Blackmore, was not in the home when the fire started. The building was designed by William Drummond, an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright who moved to Mason City to supervise the construction of the Park Inn and City National Bank.
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