News & Events

Believing in what’s ‘WRIGHT’
March 2015
Mason City, Iowa’s Citizens Restore the Last-remaining Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hotel and Receive Unexpected Help Along the Way.
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Iowa’s ‘River City’ a trove of Prairie School architecture
March 2015
Frank Lloyd Wright wasn’t exactly run out of town; he was asked never to return. [read more]

Wisconsin students on architectural adventure
May 2014
Fifty-five Menomonie, Wis., fifth-graders brushed up on their Frank Lloyd Wright and architectural appreciation Thursday on a special field trip to Mason City. [read more]

Wright on the Park Shares Two Preservation Awards
September 2013
Wright on the Park recently received two awards from The State Historic Society/Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs for historic preservation work. [read more]

Teachers praise Wright Workshop
July 2013
Wright on the Park hosts educators at the Landmarks of America Workshop for Teachers. [read more]

Highlight Video from the National Trust for Historic Preservation
February 2013
View the highlight video from the presentation event of the 2012 Richard Driehaus National Preservation Trust Award. [view here]

Prairie Mod & Wright Again
October/November 2012
The great blog spot PrairieMod recently published a review of our new book “Wright Again”-the story of the transforming of Frank Lloyd Wright’s City National Bank and Hotel. [read more]

The Historic Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, Iowa to Receive Preservation Honor Award
October 26, 2012
The National Trust for Historic Preservation will present its Preservation Honor Award for the restoration of The Historic Park Inn Hotel in Mason City, Iowa. [read more]

Wright Spirit Awards Recipients  Announced
Introduced in 1991, the Wright Spirit Award, from the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, recognizes the efforts of extraordinary individuals and organizations that have preserved the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright through their tireless dedication and persistent efforts. This year, Wright on the Park is honored to be selected. [read more]

Wright Here in Mason City
Spring 2012
Everything’s up to date at the last standing Frank Lloyd Wright hotel. [read more]

The Wright spot: The Park Inn Hotel stands alone:
March 11, 2012
What would it be like to live-or at the very least sleep-in a Frank Lloyd Wright building? [read more]

Restoring Frank Lloyd Wright’s Last Hotel- BBC News
February 16, 2012
It was once one of the top 10 most endangered pieces of architecture in America. Today the only remaining hotel designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been restored to its former glory and is open for business again. [read more]

Top 10: hotels restored to function but keeping form in mind
February 11, 2012
These hotels are icons of 20th-century architecture and design. Built by pre-eminent architects of the last century, many suffered years of neglect before being restored. [read more]

Iowa Polishes its Frank Lloyd Wright gem
January 13, 2012
This town of 28,000 knew it had something special in the world’s last standing Frank Lloyd Wright-designed hotel, but it also had a problem. The hotel was a decrepit shell. [read more]

American Style Magazine – Arts Travel: B&B Artfully
Winter 2012 Issue
Visitors to Mason City, Iowa, and aficionados of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright now have the opportunity to stay in a hotel that he designed. [read more]

In Iowa, sleeping with Wright
December 10, 2012
Southwest Pennsylvania’s Fallingwater. Chicago’s Robie House. Many buildings in Oak Park, Ill. Taliesin in Spring Green, Wis. Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz. For Frank Lloyd Wright fans, these are longstanding stops on the grand tour of the architect’s work. Now there’s a new stop a mere 135 miles south of the Twin Cities in Mason City, Iowa. [read more]

Wright on the Park Receives 2011 Best Development Award
November 12, 2011
1000 Friends of Iowa, a non-profit promoting preservation and responsible land use, presented a 2011 Best Development Award at their annual meeting to Wright on the Park for their restoration of The Historic Park Inn Hotel. [read more]

An Architectural Hotbed: Mason City Iowa
October 6, 2011
Mason City and The Historic Park Inn Hotel are featured in this article on under-the-radar destinations. [read more]

The Historic Park Inn Hotel-Thrillist
September 27, 2011
Thrillist: Stay at a place with some cool angles. [read more]

Last Remaining Frank Lloyd Wright Hotel Reopens
September 16, 2011
Architect Magazine: For the first time since 1972, the celebrated Prairie-School inn is taking reservations. [read more]

Since You Can’t Stay in Fallingwater…
August 31, 2011
NY Times: In 1910, when Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Park Inn and City National Bank building in downtown Mason City, Iowa, he most likely didn’t anticipate that one day it would be a boutique hotel. [read more]

Original Art Glass a Perfect Fit
July 2, 2011
Globe Gazette: An original 14-foot piece of restored original art glass was recently installed in the lobby of The Historic Park Inn Hotel. [read more]