The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House will reopen next month at Barnsdall Art Park after six years of renovation, with a City Council panel recommending Monday that admission fees be waived for the open house.
Architecture buffs and neophytes alike will be able to visit the Hollyhock House over a 24-hour period from Feb. 13-14.
The Arts, Parks, Health, Aging and River Committee suggested waiving admission, $7 for adults and $3 for students, children and seniors. The issues goes next to the City Council for a vote.
Hollyhock House — the first building that Wright built in Los Angeles — is in Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood. It was built between 1919 and 1921 for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall. She donated the house to the city in 1927, and the building has operated as a museum.
It closed in 2008 for renovations, which included restored floors, windows, doors, decorative molding and paint. The house is designed in a style known as California Romanza, and features decorative patterns in the shape of Barnsdall’s favorite flower, the hollyhock.
—City News Service
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