Restoration

The restoration of The Historic Park Inn Hotel marks the culmination of efforts begun in the 1970’s. The property was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and various attempts at renovation were made over the years.

The $18.5 million restoration has restored the building to its 1910 appearance and into a 27-room boutique hotel. Public spaces in the hotel have also been restored, with period appropriate furnishings throughout the hotel.

The Historic Park Inn Hotel is a perfect example of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School design and the only commercial structure in the state of Iowa.

volunteers viewing hotel slide before restoration 3rd floor suite slide 3rd floor suite home Mezzanine Before - debris mezzanine area slide installed mezzanine slide restored mezzanine slide Lobby resized unrestored skylight slide Restored Skylight home ladies parlor before slide ladies parlor before restoration slide ladies parlor home volunteer demolition 09 slide
Volunteers viewing the hotel
Third floor suite (before)
Mezzanine (before)
Mezzanine (installed)
Mezzanine (after)
Skylight (before)
Ladies parlor (before)
Ladies parlor (before)
Volunteer demolition in 2009