Egloff, William C. & Margaret, House (NRIS 100000934)

Address: 310 E. State St., Mason City, Iowa. County/parish: Cerro Gordo.

Added to the National Register of Historic Places May 01, 2017.

From Wikipedia:

William C. and Margaret Egloff House
The William C. and Margaret Egloff House is an historic building located in Mason City, Iowa, United States. The house is a rare example of the International style in the Midwest. It was designed by St. Paul, Minnesota architect E. Richard Cone, who was also William Egloff's brother-in-law. The two-story struce is covered with stucco. It features a two-bay off-centered garage, a wall of glass block windows, built-in dressers, rounded corner shelving, a black smokestack fireplace, and a recreation room that resembles the inside of a ship. It has porthole windows and an inlaid rubber compass in the floor. William Egloff was a local physician who enjoyed sailing. Contrary to local lore, the house's various nautical theme's "stemmed from (Egloff's) pleasure sailing and Atlantic sea voyages rather than from service in the U.S. Navy." It was moved from its original location on Seventh Street N.E., along the Winnebago River, after it sustained damage in a flood in 2008. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017. (read more...)


  • Cone, Earle Richard
  • Holvik, Carl A. “Arne”

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