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Five Secrets of the Major Restoration at Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

The lengthy restoration of Barnsdall Art Park's Hollyhock House, the first house in Los Angeles designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming to an end; soon, everyone will be able to walk inside and see the house designed for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, just as it looked in 1921 (or pretty close to it). The dwelling, which belongs to the city of Los Angeles, is a masterful work by Wright and has just been nominated (with several of Wright's other works) as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it was kind of a mess for a while there. Blouin ArtInfo has interviewed Hollyhock's chief curator, Jeffrey Herr, who explains all the detailed work that went into bringing the house back to its original glory.

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