World Heritage Site Hollyhock House reopens

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

HOLLYHOCK HOUSE is located in Barnsdall Art Park.                       Joshua White/ JWPictures

The only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Los Angeles, Hollyhock House has reopened. The house has been closed since before the pandemic, during which time several renovations were made.

The house was commissioned by Aline Barnsdall and designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Named for Barnsdall’s favorite flower, Hollyhock House was finished in 1921 and is located in Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd.

In addition to the Hollyhock House, all Dept. of Cultural Affairs facilities at Barnsdall Art Park have also reopened. The facilities include the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, the Barnsdall Art Gallery Theatre, the Barnsdall Art Center and the Barnsdall Junior Arts Center.

Upon reopening, the Barnsdall Arts Center and Junior Arts Center offered outdoor art workshops in August. Information about upcoming workshops will be posted to their Instagram page.

REOPENING of Hollyhock House was celebrated with a party.  Office of Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell

The reopening of the house was commemorated on Aug. 20 at a lawn party, which included performances from the Bob Baker Marionette Theater and presentations  by Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Acting General Manager for the Dept. of Cultural Affairs Daniel Tarica, Hollyhock House Curator Abbey Chamberlain Brach and Tribal President for the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians Rudy Ortega Jr. “We’ve now weathered the storm of COVID-19, and I am thrilled to welcome people back to this iconic place,” said Councilman O’Farrell.

INTERIOR of Hollyhock House is now open to the public for tours.    Joshua White/JWPictures

Self-guided tours of the house are available Thursday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at

By Abigail Kestenbaum

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