Historic House Open to Visitors

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AUSTIN, MN –  Many people are familiar with the Park Inn in Mason City, which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. It turns out the famous architect has another hidden gem in our area.

The Elam house in Austin was designed by Wright and built in the 1950’s. Now the family that’s lived in the home for decades wants to share this piece of history with others.

Starting  May 7th, they’re opening up part of their home as a guest house for visitors and tourists to stay in. And guests won’t just be getting a place to sleep, they’ll also get a history lesson.

“The drawings, the plans for the house are going to be on display in the galley, so people can look at the plans. And also, we hope to have letters between Mr. Elam and Frank Lloyd Wright going back and forth when they were designing the house. We don’t have them yet, but we’re getting them,” said Peter Plunkett, who owns and lives in the Elam House.

If you’d like to stay at the Elam House, click here: http://www.vrbo.com/469243



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