- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Crews have moved the first of several houses in Mason City, but it will be months before the other structures are moved.

Thursday’s move of a four-square house included crossing the North Carolina Avenue bridge.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1H0DqKn ) that before the other houses, including the historic Egloff House, can be moved, workers must build a special bridge over the existing North Carolina Avenue bridge. That’s because of the heavy weight of the houses.

The remaining houses will be moved in late February or early March.

The Egloff House, which dates to the 1930s, is among few Iowa homes built in the international style, which featured an unornamented look with flat roofs and smooth walls.

The nonprofit group Community Benefit-Mason City is paying for the moves.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/


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