Los Angeles in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Hollyhock House, as part of the 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, has been inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Inscription on this List confirms that this property deserves protection for the benefit of all humanity because of its outstanding universal value.
This property is one of eight that collectively demonstrate the qualities of what is known as “organic architecture” developed by Wright, which was a singular contribution to global architecture in spatial, formal, material and technological terms.
Erected 2020. (Marker Number 12.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Arts, Letters, Music • Parks & Recreational Areas • Women. In addition, it is included in the City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments, the National Historic Landmarks, and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites series lists.
Location. 34° 6.037′ N, 118° 17.66′ W. Marker is in Los Angeles, CaliforniaTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles CA 90027, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arts and Crafts Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnsdall Art Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kaiser Permanente (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hooray for Hollywood (approx. 0.4 miles away); El Pueblo de Los Angeles (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Mary of the Angels Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shakespeare Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Gabrielino Indian Site (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Angeles.
Regarding Hollyhock House.
This was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles commission. It was built between 1919 and 1921 for Aline Barnsdall, an oil heiress, who asked Wright to incorporate her favorite flower, the hollyhock, into the home’s design. Today, Hollyhock House is a museum owned by the City of Los Angeles.
This is one of eight properties designed by Frank Lloyd Wright collectively named UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2019. They are: Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois; Frederick C. Robie House, Chicago, Illinois; Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin; Hollyhock House, Los Angeles, California; Fallingwater,
This location is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Southern California, designated in 2019;
a National Historic Landmark, designated in 2007;
on the National Register of Historic Places, designated in 1971;
and Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument No. 12, designated in 1963.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 23, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on August 10, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 23, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.