Breakthrough Web Design - 515-897-1144 - Web sites for businesses
News & Entertainment for Mason City, Clear Lake & the Entire North Iowa Region

Founded October 1, 2010


CAUTION: Mason City building looks like it could collapse at anytime


This news story was published on April 6, 2014.
Advertise on NIT Subscribe to NIT

MASON CITY – Police took a report Sunday from a citizen that a building was in disrepair and that a wall had collapsed.

An officer was dispatched to 1002 6th Street SW to check on the building, owned by Ben Villarreal and Cleo Martinez Villarreal.  Police attempted to call the owners but apparently had no success.

At the building location, there appeared to be serious neglect and damage to the building, and debris scattered about the property.

The east wall, which abuts a sidewalk, had large cracks etched into the outer surface.

The north end of the building featured a collapsed privacy fence and a large amount of trash and junk strewn about.  The fence abuts an alley.  There were children in the vicinity.

The west wall of the building had partially collapsed, exposing more brick underneath.  The collapsed portion appeared to have been repaired at some point.

The front door featured an American flag.

There was no word on whether city officials new about the potentially dangerous situation at the location.

DSCN8600

East wall at 1002 6 St SW, Mason City

DSCN8604

Debris at 1002 6 St SW, Mason City

DSCN8602

Collapsed fence at 1002 6 St SW, Mason City

DSCN8606

West wall at 1002 6 St SW, Mason City

DSCN8607

West wall at 1002 6 St SW, Mason City

DSCN8601

North fence at 1002 6 St SW, Mason City

Loading

Regarding the downtown Mason City $36 million development, which item has you most concerned?

Thank you for voting
You have already voted on this poll!
Please select an option!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

 characters available

One Response to CAUTION: Mason City building looks like it could collapse at anytime

  1. USMCSSG Reply Report comment

    April 7, 2014 at 7:49 am

    eye sore