Tuesday, March 15, 2005

hollyhock house reopening

I moved here about a year and a half ago and the hollyhock house has been closed for renovation for the past five years, so I've never had the opportunity to see the house. (the house, incidentally, was the reason RM Schindler moved to LA from chicago - frank lloyd wright asked him to oversee construction). so its exciting that the renovation project has finally come to an end. the house is re-opening to the public on may 15th, according to Preserve LA. from the site:

[the house] is re-opening to the public on May 15 with a grand celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will coincide with the Friends of the Hollyhock House's annual Croquet Classic, held on the expansive lawns surrounding the landmark residence in Barnsdall Park.

Constructed between 1919-1921, Hollyhock House was originally designed by Frank Lloyd Wright as a private residence for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall. After residing in the house for only 4 years, Barnsdall donated the house and most of Olive Hill to the City of Los Angeles. It is now known as Barnsdall Art Park and is currently managed by the City of Los Angeles' Cultural Affairs


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