Rudolph M. Schindler (1887-1953): Barnsdall house
Owning Institution: UC Santa Barbara, Architecture and Design Collection, Art, Design and Architecture Museum
About this CollectionThe Aline Barnsdall house, most commonly known as the Hollyhock House, was one of the first Frank Lloyd Wright houses built in Los Angeles. Wright brought Rudolph Schindler out from Chicago to be the project manager for the grouping of houses on Olive Hill for Barnsdall. In addition to the Hollyhock House, Schindler also managed the construction of the Director's House (also known as House A), the Oleander House (House B), and a pergola and wading pool on the Olive Hill grounds. Schindler continued to work with Aline Barnsdall after she fired Frank Lloyd Wright in 1921, and continued to work on the property up until 1948. The house was named a Los Angeles cultural-historic monument in 1963, a National Historic Landmark in 2007, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019.
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