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Mason City in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Arthur Rule House

1912-13

 
 
Arthur Rule House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2016
1. Arthur Rule House Marker
Inscription.  
Walter Burley Griffen, Arch.
Prairie School

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture.
 
Location. 43° 9.094′ N, 93° 11.584′ W. Marker is in Mason City, Iowa, in Cerro Gordo County. Marker is on Rock Glen just south of East State Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is embedded in the sidewalk directly in front of the subject house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Rock Glen, Mason City IA 50401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tom Mac Nider House (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry D. Page House (within shouting distance of this marker); James Blythe House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. George C. and Eleanor Stockman House (about 400 feet away); Vietnam War Memorial (about 800 feet away); Joshua G. Melson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); G. Curtis Yelland House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mason City Public Library (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mason City.
 
More about this marker. Architect Walter Burley Griffin's surname is misspelled as "Griffen" in the inscription.
 
Regarding Arthur Rule House. Contributing property,
Arthur Rule House (<i>northwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2016
2. Arthur Rule House (northwest elevation)
Rock Crest-Rock Glen Historic District, NRHP #79000885.
 
Also see . . .
1. Arthur Rule House. (This link includes interior photographs.) While James Blythe awaited the construction of his residence, he lived in the Rule house, then sold it to his law partner, Arthur Rule. Thus, this residence is sometimes referred to as the Blythe-Rule house. The Rule house is one of only 5 houses out of a planned 16 that were built completely to Griffin's plans. (Submitted on December 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Arthur L. Rule House. (Library of Congress photographs) (Submitted on December 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. Rock Crest–Rock Glen Historic District (Wikipedia). All of the buildings are houses designed in the Prairie School style, and are a part of a planned development. Joshua Melson, a local developer, bought the property along Willow Creek between 1902 and 1908. Initially, there were only going to be 10 houses built, but the number grew to 16. While only half the houses planned were actually constructed, it is still the largest cluster of Prairie School houses in the country. (Submitted on December 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. Walter Burley Griffin (Wikipedia). Walter Burley Griffin was an American architect and landscape architect. He is noted
Arthur Rule House (<i>southwest elevation</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 22, 2016
3. Arthur Rule House (southwest elevation)
for designing Canberra, Australia's capital city and Griffith, New South Wales. He has been credited with the development of the L-shaped floor plan, the carport and innovative use of reinforced concrete. (Submitted on December 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 29 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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