Grand Reopening of #FrankLloydWright ’s #Architectural Icon Fri, 2/13 at 4:00p #BarnsdallPark
Friday, February 13, 2015 will see the official reopening of Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Hollyhock House, an iconic architectural masterpiece in the heart of the vibrant, artistic, cultural, and recreational Barnsdall Park. To mark the occasion, Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell will lead an Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the project’s collaborators at 4:00 p.m. at the Hollyhock House on February 13, 2015.
Friday, February 13, 2015 (4:00p)
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built between 1919 and 1921, the Hollyhock House was home to oil heiress Aline Barnsdall. The house was named after Aline Barnsdall's favorite flower, the hollyhock, which influenced the symmetrical design elements throughout the structure, including the leaded glass art windows. Characteristic of the Mayan Revival Style, the house was designed with a flat roof and slightly tilted walls accented by decorative bas reliefs. Wright continued designing in this style with four more homes in Los Angeles including the Ennis House and Storer House.