Monday, July 28, 2008

State funding will help restore the Hollyhock House

The Hollyhock House is one step closer to being restored, thanks to $1.935 million in state funding that has been officially approved by the California Cultural and Historical Endowment (CCHE).

The Hollyhock House, located atop Barnsdall Art Park, is a National Historical Landmark designed in the 1920s by internationally-acclaimed architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It was seriously damaged in the 1994 earthquake and closed for repairs.

The $1.935 million in new funding for the latest phase will be administered by Project Restore to transform the Hollyhock House into a museum-quality gallery and design space. The restorations are expected to be completed by June 2012.

These funds will help us give the Hollyhock House a proper restoration so that future generations can enjoy and admire its architecture, keeping our local heritage alive.