Thousands flock to reopening of landmark house in LA

Feb 15, 2015 11:49 AM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The reopening of a newly restored house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright is attracting thousands of people to the landmark on a Hollywood hillside.

The Los Angeles Times reports that after three years of major renovation, Hollyhock House opened to the public on Friday. Starting at 4 p.m. and for 24 hours straight, visitors could go on free, self-guided tours of the Mayan-like structure and catch a rare glimpse of the space after dark.

Some waited as long as 3 ½ hours in the middle of the night to get to the front of the line.

The house, completed in 1921 for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, is considered one of Wright's masterpieces.

After Saturday, Hollyhock House will be open for self-guided tours on a regular schedule.

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