MUSIC MAN SQUARE
MASON CITY, IOWA
This large scale civic project serves as a tribute to Mason City native Meredith Willson, composer, writer and lyricist of “The Music Man”, and has become a national destination for music education and performance. Boxwood worked in partnership with B+C in Mason City to create the Meredith Willson Museum, a Children’s Music Exploratorium, a conservatory of music, two theaters, community rooms and an outdoor entertainment plaza. The building which stretches the length of a full city block has and interior streetscape replicating building facades adapted from the 1966 Warner Bros. film combined with historic Mason City buildings. Included in the project was the remodel of Meredith Willson’s boyhood home.