RALPH S. CASSADAY, owner of all land in “HILLCREST ADDITION” to the City of Denison, Iowa, hereby covenants and agrees for the benefit and future owners of said land that I will have included in all deeds or conveyances hereafter made by me to purchasers of said land or lots the following covenants and restrictions:
(a) All lots described herein shall be known, described and used solely as residential lots, and no structure shall be erected on any residential building lot other than one detached single family dwelling not to exceed two stories in height and a one to two car garage.
(b) No building shall be erected on any residential building plot nearer than 25 feet to the front lot line, nor nearer than five feet to any side lot line. The side line restriction shall not apply to a garage located on the rear one-quarter of a lot, except that on corner lots no structure shall be permitted nearer than 12 feet to the side street line.
(c) No residential lot shall be resubdivided into building plots having less than 5,000 square feet of area or a width of less than 50 feet each, nor shall any building be erected on any residential building plot having an area of less than 5,000 feet.
(d) No trailer, basement, tent, shack, garage, barn or other outbuilding erected in the tract at any time be used as a residence temporarily or permanently, nor shall any residence of a temporary character be permitted.
(e) No structure shall be moved onto any lots and all construction must be new construction built on the premises.
(f) No dwelling shall have a ground floor square foot area of less than 672 square feet in the case of a one story structure nor less than 576 square feet in the case of a one and one-half or two story structure.
(g) A perpetual easement is reserved over the rear five feet of each lot for utility installation and maintenance.
(h) These covenants are to run with the land and shall be binding on all the parties and all persons claiming under them until January 1, 1971, at which time said covenants shall be automatically extended for successive periods of ten years unless by a vote of the majority of the then owners of the lots it is agreed to change the said covenants in whole or in part.
(i) If the parties hereto, or any of them, or their heirs or assigns, shall violate or attempt to violate any other covenants or restrictions herein before January 1971, it shall be lawful for any other person or persons owning any other lots in said development or subdivision to prosecute any proceedings at law or in equity against the person or persons violating or attempting to violate any such covenant or restriction and either to prevent him or them from so doing or to recover damages or other dues for such violation.
(j) Invalidation of any one of these covenants by judgment or court order shall in no wise affect any of the other provisions, which shall remain in full force and effect.
Dated at Denison, Iowa this 16th day of November, 1950.