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Hollyhock House, Los Angeles

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The Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House is a building in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a residence for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, built in 1919–1921. The building is now the centerpiece of the city's Barnsdall Art Park.HistoryBarnsdall originally intended the house to be part of an arts and theater complex on a property known as Olive Hill, but the larger project was never completed. This was Wright's second project in California, and, atypically for Wright, he was not able to personally supervise much of the construction due to his preoccupation with designing the Imperial Hotel in Japan at the time. He delegated many of the responsibilities involved in designing the house to his assistant, Rudolph Schindler, and his son, Lloyd Wright.Disillusioned by the costs of construction and maintenance, Barnsdall donated the house to the city of Los Angeles in 1927 under the stipulation that a fifteen-year lease be given to the California Art Club for its headquarters, which it maintained until 1942. The house has been used as an art gallery and as a United Service Organizations (USO) facility over the years. Beginning in 1974, the city sponsored a series of restorations, but the structure was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. It was again restored, and was open to the public as of June 2005.
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  • This was an amazing tour of Wright’s hill top mansion thanks to tour guideHarry F. This was a special surprise for me thanks to having an amazing retired architect as a guide. There is no way you can ...  more »
  • This is a great MUSEUM with a park , Barnsdall, to enjoy as well. The Museum(S) feature the architecture of Frank Lloyd WRight and they can't be beat. There are also concerts at the adjacent theatre a...  more »
  • This was my first visit to a FLW building and expectations were high - thankfully they were met. While not all of the house was open to visitors, the areas that are open are beautifully presented and ...  more »
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  • I am a big fan of Frank Lloyd Wright and live close to Taliesin West. However, on our recent trip to LA, Hubs and I went to check out the Hollyhock House. We have been all over the U.S. to see his houses and works. I was disappointed that no photography is allowed -- even without a flash. This, my friends, is a first ... even, Fallingwater allows photography. They said it was a City thing. They also did not have a gift shop, which was another first for me. I loved the property and was disappointed with the rules, but overall, I am glad we added it to our list of FLLW properties we have visited.
  • Such an interesting building. So much history here. One of my favorite museums, definitely check it out. Always call to make sure they are open and doing tours before making the drive. Highly recommend this place.
  • Cool architecture. Didn't know it was there.
  • Love finally seeing a Frank Lloyd wright home in person. My new effort it's to see them all. I got a lot out of my architecture appreciation course at OCC. I think it's time to go back and finish my associates degree.
  • Closed without updating their website. Me angry. Came from Venice beach to see this

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