- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - The move of a historic home in Mason City is finally underway after years of planning.

Crews began moving the 77-year-old Egloff House on Thursday.

The Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1PqerW1) special supports were built to ensure the 200-ton house could cross an old bridge without damaging the span.

The house successfully inched over the bridge and after a halt on Friday will continue on its way to a new site Monday, when it will be set onto a new foundation.

The home, which is considered an outstanding example of International Style architecture, was damaged in the 2008 flood. Since then, the city and then a community group have worked to salvage and move the house.


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

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