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Road Trippin' Mason City Wright Designs

MASON CITY, IA (CBS2/FOX28)   Quick, name the most famous architect of all time.  Chances are good Frank Lloyd Wright is the only architect most of us know by name as well as for  the buildings he designed. Fortunately for all of us, some of those turn of the century structures are just up the road in Iowa.   Long after his death in 1959, Wrights amazing artistry stands the test of time.  Some have called him cantankerous, others egotistical, but no one can deny his genius and the way he revolutionized the spaces we live and work in even today. Frank Lloyd Wrights Prairie Style literally knocked down barriers,  opening up the walls that had defined cracker box homes and attempting to erase the lines that separated the people inside from the nature outside. Mason City boasts two incredible examples of his work in a glorious hotel and a beautiful home.  Both were saved from demolition by a community that is passionate about Wrights work and anxious to share it with visitors. Its a story of celebrity, dedication and even a little scandal.  Words seem inadequate to describe the creations of this master designer, they are meant to please the eye and the soul. Bring your camera as we take you ROAD TRIPPIN  Wright up the  interstate to Mason City.
    
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