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Barnsdall Complex, Aline

Los Angeles, California
County of Los Angeles.
National Register Number: 7100143
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling.
Congressional District: CA-33 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - April 4, 2007):
The Aline Barnsdall Complex (or Hollyhock House) and associated buildings and structures are nationally significant as part of Frank Lloyd Wright’s first commission in Los Angeles, California. The project’s centerpiece was oil heiress Aline Barnsdall’s residence, largely built between 1919 and 1921. The visual character of the Hollyhock House expressed Wright’s transition away from the dwellings of Wright’s "First Mature" or "Oak Park" period (1900-1912), yet it was the building’s more understated elements that had impact on later residential design. Its free-flowing living areas and integrated accommodation between indoor and outdoor living became elemental features of Post-war houses.

This landmark was designated on April 4, 2007

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