Frank Lloyd Wright House to be Restored

HOLLYWOOD July 29, 2008

Grant approved for restoration

A $1.9-million grant to complete the restoration of the Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Art Park has been authorized by state officials, Los Angeles City Council President Eric Garcetti announced Monday.

The California Cultural and Historical Endowment authorized the allocation for repairs and upgrades, which will include seismic retrofitting and creation of "a museum-quality gallery and design space," he said.

The house, at 4800 Hollywood Blvd., was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and built in 1921. It was damaged in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, and initial seismic repairs were completed in 2005 using Federal Emergency Management Agency funds. Officials said the new work was expected to be finished by June 2012.

Bob Pool

Los Angeles Times