Robert “Bob” McCoy of Mason City, Iowa, passed away at age 93. He and his wife, Bonnie, were the longtime owners of Walter Burley Griffin’s Blythe House in Mason City. Bob was a dedicated preservationist and member of the Conservancy’s board. With his 1968 article on Mason City in The Prairie School Review, he helped bring the town’s significant architectural heritage to the attention of a wider audience. He was instrumental in the acquisition and restoration of the Stockman House and the Historic Park Inn. In 2015 he and Bonnie were recipients of the Conservancy’s Wright Spirit Award for their preservation efforts. Services are scheduled for October 30, 2021 at First Presbyterian Church in Mason City.

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Posted October 20, 2021