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FLW's Hollyhock Getting Major Restoration and Visitor's Center

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The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House in Barnsdall Art Park is having yet more work done. Workers have started in a two-year project "restoring rooms and structural elements to their state in 1921 when oil heiress Aline Barnsdall was in residence," says the Los Feliz Ledger (the house is currently closed). Original details have been lost over the years in various remodels; now the big task is "fixing the roof over the portico that links the dining room, living room and south wing of the house"--it's "been taken down to the studs and is being reconfigured to its original Frank Lloyd Wright design complete with a long-gone, sliding door of 14 panels rebuilt and reset in its original location." The dining room will also see the return of its original paint scheme and art glass windows. The chauffeur's quarters and garage are also being restored, with replicas of the original wooden garage doors; the garage will house a climate-controlled archive and visitor's center. FLW's son Lloyd Wright altered the bedroom porches in the 1940s and those will be fixed up in way or another too. The Hollyhock should reopen at the end of 2013 or in 2014.
· Renovation Redux: Hollyhock House Under Scaffolding [Los Feliz Ledger]
· Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock About to Get Even More Restored [Curbed LA]