HOLLYHOCK HOUSE REOPENS
Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Park will reopen on February 13th, 2015, allowing the public to see once again this remarkable Frank Lloyd Wright monument.
Hollyhock House is Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Landmark # 12, designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall in 1919 -1921. Atypically for Wright, he did not supervise the building of the house, it was managed by his assistant, Rudolph Schindler and Wright's son, Lloyd Wright. Barnsdall gave the house to the city of Los Angeles in 1927 under the condition that it was given a 15 year lease to the California Art Club, which maintained the house until 1942. The house served as an art gallery and as part of the USO over the years. The city began restoration of the house in 1974, but the structure was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake. It was again restored and open in June of 2005. In 2007, the house became a National Historic Landmark. This new reopening follows extensive restoration.
After it reopens on February 13, 2015, Hollyhock House will feature self-guided "Walk Wright In" tours on Thursdays through Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a fee of $7 for adults, $3 for students and seniors with identification, and $3 for children under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Special arrangements may be made for docent-led tours, group tours, guided tours, and other engagements by calling 323.913.4031.