Hollyhock House Nominated For Inclusion On World Heritage List

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The newly-renovated Hollyhock House at Barnsdall Art Park in East Hollywood is among 10 being nominated Friday by the United States for inclusion on the World Heritage List.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Friday that Hollyhock House is one of 10 American buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in seven states are being nominated for the list, which recognizes the most significant cultural and natural sites on Earth.

Hollyhock House, the first building Wright built in Los Angeles, was erected between 1919 and 1921 for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, who donated the house to the city in 1927. It has operated as a museum and will reopen to the public in February after six years of renovation.

“Through its World Heritage Sites, the United States can share with the world the remarkable diversity of our cultural heritage as well as the beauty of our land,” Jewell said in a statement released by her office in Washington, D.C.

The American nominations will be considered for inscription on the World Heritage List by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the summer of 2016.

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