A New Coat of Stucco

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[The Stockman House](http://www.stockmanhouse.org/) in Mason City, Iowa is getting a fresh look -- its exterior stucco is being restored, and care is being taken to get it right:

“We wanted to use the original ‘Type M’ mortar mix and it was kind of hard to get. I suppose if you wanted a carload of it, you could get it. But for one project — that made it a little more difficult. We wound up going to Austin, Minn., for it,” he said.

The total cost of the work is uncertain ("we think we have enough money"). The base cost is $24,500, plus additional costs for sections that have to be completely redone.