Built in 1938-1939 the “Egloff” house was designed by Earle Richard Cone (1905-1980) and the building contractor was Carl “Arne” Holvik, an important Mason City contractor and experienced bridge builder. Cone’s design incorporates attributes of three contemporary styles from the period – the Moderne, Art Deco, and International. The main level houses the living room with a fireplace, an office, the kitchen and dining room, and a half bath. The upper level contains 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, family room with glass block wall and two outdoor decks.
Additional information about the historical significance of the house, including photos, is included in the Site Inventory Form.
The Feasibility Study for relocating the
Egloff House has been completed. Read here to learn more about how the house CAN be moved, potential locations for the house and tax incentives available.
Egloff Feasibility Study
Feasibility Study Appendix 1
Feasibility Study Appendix 2
Request for Proposals
Structure Moving Guide
Secretary of the Interior's Standards
for the Treatment of Historic Properties
Structures qualify for state and federal historic tax credits when they retain their eligibility for nomination to the National Register of Historic Place. City tax abatement program does not depend on National Register eligibility.
· Federal: Tax credits are available for historic properties repurposed for commercial or income-producing uses.
· State: Tax credits for owner-occupied residential properties (scroll down to page 2 of PDF)
· City: Property taxes for first five years will be based on value of land only. Details provided in the tax abatement application form.