From the March 29, 2015, Chicago Tribune by Katherine Rodeghier.
Before he was banished, Frank Lloyd Wright left his mark on Mason City.
Frank Lloyd Wright was asked never to return to Mason City, Iowa. He had displeased the peole of this city by abandoning his wife and six children in a scandal around 1900.
But, before he left, he designed a hotel and a modest Prairie School home. Now, Mason City has the only Wright-designed hotel in the world which is also quite a tourist attraction
Mason City is also the "River City" in "The Music Man", written by native Meredith Wilson.