Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in L.A. set to resume public tours on August 18

The Hollyhock House, one of eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings inscribed as a single collective UNESCO World Heritage Site and the sole UNESCO World Heritage Site in Los Angeles, will reopen on August 18 for public tours for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

The reopening coincides with the centennial of the iconic home, which was commissioned by oil heiress Aline Barnsdall as Wright’s first L.A. project. It was completed in 1921. Envisioned as the main residence of what Barnsdall imagined as an avant-garde theater compound, the Mayan Revival-style home and a portion of the surrounding 36-acre property—then still a rural

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