Hollyhock House, Aline Barnsdall’s personal residence on Olive Hill, was Frank Lloyd Wright’s first Los Angeles project. It is the only property designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (assisted by his son Lloyd Wright) that is currently utilized as a city public park. Hollyhock House was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior in 2007, the seventh Los Angeles site to achieve that status. Built between 1919 and 1921, it represents Wright’s earliest efforts to develop a regionally appropriate style of architecture for Southern California, which Wright called “California Romanza.” Taking advantage of Los Angeles’ dry, temperate climate, Hollyhock House is a remarkable combination of house and gardens. Each major interior space adjoins an equivalent exterior space, connected either by glass doors, a porch, pergola or colonnade. A series of rooftop terraces further extend the living space and provide magnificent views of the Los Angeles basin, the hills and Los Feliz. When Aline Barnsdall gave the house and grounds to the City of Los Angeles in 1927, the gift stipulated that the house was to be used as the California Art Club headquarters until 1942. Thereafter, the house went through several tenancies, including Dorothy Clune Murray’s Olive Hill Foundation headquarters. Later, the site was utilized by the city for administrative and civic functions. The house was altered at various times to meet the needs of the different organizations. In 1959, Hollyhock House was cited by the American Institute of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation as part of a group of Wright’s most important structures “which ought to be preserved in their original form.” To this end, in 1972, the city began to restore the house to its original state. Despite sporadic efforts to reach this goal, it wasn’t until 2011 that extensive work to return the structure to its 1921 condition began. The restoration was recently finished. Docent guided tours that had been offered since 2005 were suspended during the restoration, but are planned to resume again in the Fall 2014. Currently, in recognition of its unique status among residential architecture in the United States, Hollyhock House has been nominated by the U.S. Park Service for United Nations World Heritage Status.