Mayor Garcetti Reopens Historic Hollyhock House

Hollyhock House open to the public for 24 straight hours to celebrate

LOS ANGELES -- Mayor Eric Garcetti today officially reopened the newly restored Hollyhock House, an iconic landmark designed by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the heart of Los Angeles in Barnsdall Park.

“Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House is a crown jewel of Los Angeles architecture," said Mayor Garcetti. “Restoring this landmark to its original glory is a great example of how the city can preserve its unique history while providing Angelenos access to art in everyday places."

A significant part of Los Angeles’ storied architectural history, Hollyhock House - a National Historic Landmark - marked Frank Llloyd Wright's first foray into architecture in Los Angeles. Underscoring its importance as one of the world’s architectural gems, Hollyhock House is now among a group of ten Frank Lloyd Wright buildings that are the first works of modern architecture nominated by the United States to the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List.

The restoration began in 2008 when then Councilmember Garcetti represented the 13th District. A total of $4,359,000 was spent on conservation efforts, and the project was partially funded by grants from the California Cultural and Historic Endowment and the National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures program. Project Restore managed the restoration portion of the project and administered the grant funds.

For one night only, the City of Los Angeles and the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation will open Hollyhock House for self-guided tours for 24 hours after the Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on February 13, 2015, until 4:00 p.m. on February 14, 2015. Visitors are invited to enjoy the event and share with others via social media with the #WrightAtNight hashtag.

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.