One of Los Angeles' enduring architectural landmarks is reopening to the public after a three-year restoration process.
Architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, a Maya-inspired National Historic Landmark in Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood, will reopen to the public on Friday.
The concrete landmark, built in 1921 for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, was Wright's first commission in Los Angeles. He would go on to design four notable textile-block homes in Los Angeles, including the Ennis and Freeman houses as well as La Miniatura in Pasadena. As an indication of its relevance worldwide, the Hollyhock House was recently nominated for the UNESCO World Heritage List, which recognizes cultural landmarks including President Jefferson's Monticello and the Sydney Opera House, along with natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilman Mitch O'Farrell will lead a ribbon-cutting ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. Friday. After that, the house will be open to the public for free tours from 4 p.m. Friday to 4 p.m. Feb. 14. The event also offers a rare opportunity to take photographs, which are usually prohibited at the house. Following the 24-hour official opening, the Hollyhock House will be open for "Walk Wright In" tours beginning 11 a.m. Feb. 15.
Where: Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
When: After a ribbon-cutting and open house Friday and Feb. 14, regular self-guided tours resume from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays to Sundays.
Admission: $3 to $7. Credit card only.
Info: (323) 913-4031; barnsdall.org