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WhatHollyhock House, an East Hollywood building designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright, has become Los Angeles’ first UNESCO World Heritage Site designation. The house is part of a new UNESCO World Heritage Site listing that includes eight of Wright’s contributions to U.S. architecture.
Why It MattersThis has been a big year for LA. First, when Michelin decided to launch a guide for greater California, the city received numerous star ratings for its restaurants. Now, it has received its first UNESCO nod. These designations officially put LA on the map for architecture and food, reflecting its versatility as a tourism destination.
Fast Facts- Hollyhock House is located in Barnsdall Park, a hilltop setting that borders the communities of Hollywood and Los Feliz.
- Hollyhock is the first home Frank Lloyd Wright designed in LA.
- The UNESCO designation is under the listing entitled “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright."
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