Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture & Textile Block houses in Los Angeles Photos

Wright's first Los Angeles structure was the Aline Barnsdall "Hollyhock" House (1918-20) which introduced him to LA. In 1922 Frank Lloyd Wright returned after his triumphant design for the Imperial Hotel in Japan and opened an office in Los Angeles. He designed a series of Textile Block homes using custom pressed cement blocks to create exterior patterns. Unfortunately many of these blocks are crumbling. Wright left LA for Arizona in 1924. He did a few other buildings here in later years.

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Aline Barnsdall "Hollyhock" House. Los Angeles, CA.Breezeway leading to Wright's Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA.Garage attached to Wright's Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA.Wall opposite Wright's Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA.
Aline Barnsdall "Hollyhock" House (1918-20) (4800 Hollywood Blvd.). Los Angeles, CA. Style: Mayan Revival. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright. On National Register.Breezeway leading to Wright's Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA.Garage attached to Wright's Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA.Wall opposite Wright's Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA.
Municipal Art Gallery. Los Angeles, CA.Sculpture by Peter Shire at Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park. Los Angeles, CA.Arts & Crafts Building in Barnsdall Park. Los Angeles, CA.Prairie-style lines & roof of Arts & Crafts Building. Los Angeles, CA.
Municipal Art Gallery (1971) (in Barnsdall Park). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Wehmueller & Stephns.Sculpture by Peter Shire at Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park. Los Angeles, CA.Arts & Crafts Building (c1919) (1st house of Aline Barnsdall) in Barnsdall Park. Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Rudolf Schindler & Frank Lloyd Wright.Prairie-style lines & roof of Arts & Crafts Building. Los Angeles, CA.
Front entrance of Arts & Crafts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Projecting window of Arts & Crafts Building. Los Angeles, CA.View of Hollywood sign & Griffith Park Observatory from Barnsdall Park. Los Angeles, CA.View over Hollywood sign & Griffith Park Observatory from Barnsdall Park. Los Angeles, CA.
Front entrance of Arts & Crafts Building. Los Angeles, CA.Projecting window of Arts & Crafts Building. Los Angeles, CA.View of Hollywood sign & Griffith Park Observatory from Barnsdall Park. Los Angeles, CA.View over Hollywood sign & Griffith Park Observatory from Barnsdall Park. Los Angeles, CA.
Outdoor lamp fixture at Barnsdall Park, site of Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA.Overview of Storer House & driveway. Los Angeles, CA.Storer House. Los Angeles, CA.Windows of Storer House. Los Angeles, CA.
Outdoor lamp fixture at Barnsdall Park, site of Hollyhock House. Los Angeles, CA.Overview of Storer House & driveway. Los Angeles, CA.Storer House (1923) (8161 Hollywood Blvd.). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright. On National Register.Windows of Storer House. Los Angeles, CA.
Address plaque of Storer House. Los Angeles, CA.Details of Wright's cement blocks for Storer House. Los Angeles, CA.Millard house. Pasadena, CA.Millard house, first F.L. Wright textile block construction. Pasadena, CA.
Address plaque of Storer House. Los Angeles, CA.Details of Wright's cement blocks for Storer House. Los Angeles, CA.Millard house (1923) (645 Prospect Cres.). Pasadena, CA. Style: Textile Block. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright. On National Register.Millard house, first F.L. Wright textile block construction. Pasadena, CA.
Knit-block design by Wright on Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA.Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA.Ennis House concrete block pattern. Los Angeles, CA.Crumbling concrete blocks around windows of Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA.
Knit-block design by Wright on Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA.Ennis House (1924) (2607 Glendower Ave.). Los Angeles, CA. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright.Ennis House concrete block pattern. Los Angeles, CA.Crumbling concrete blocks around windows of Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA.
Wright's design for concrete blocks of Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA.Open blocks on Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA.Samuel Freeman House. Hollywood, CA.Breezeway of Freeman House. Hollywood, CA.
Wright's design for concrete blocks of Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA.Open blocks on Ennis House. Los Angeles, CA.Samuel Freeman House (1924) (1962 Glencoe Way). Hollywood, CA. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright. On National Register.Breezeway of Freeman House. Hollywood, CA.
Details of Wright's cement blocks for Freeman House. Hollywood, CA.Details of Wright's cement blocks for Freeman House. Hollywood, CA.Details of Wright's cement blocks for Freeman House. Hollywood, CA.Anderton Court. Beverly Hills, CA.
Details of Wright's cement blocks for Freeman House. Hollywood, CA.Details of Wright's cement blocks for Freeman House. Hollywood, CA.Details of Wright's cement blocks for Freeman House. Hollywood, CA.Anderton Court (1953) (328 Rodeo Dr.). Beverly Hills, CA. Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright. On National Register.
Tower of Anderton Court. Beverly Hills, CA.


Tower of Anderton Court. Beverly Hills, CA.



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