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Photos: The Work of Frank Lloyd Wright in Los Angeles

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Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867. In honor of his 145th birthday, we're taking a look at his indelible imprint on the design landscape of Los Angeles, home to a couple of his renown creations, some the public are lucky enough to get up close to take a look at.

His Hollyhock House, perched in Barnsdall Park, is possibly the most iconic of his L.A. work. He also did several homes with names that are likely familiar: The Alice Millard House (Pasadena), the John Storer House (West Hollywood), the Samuel Freeman House (Hollywood) and the Ennis House in Griffith Park. There's also the lesser-known (and worked over) Anderton Court Shops in Beverly Hills.

A little more Frank Lloyd Wright reading (and photos!):
LAistory: Hollyhock House
Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House Gets UN World Heritage Nomination
Is Moving Pasadena's Only Frank Lloyd Wright to Japan the Answer?
LAistory: The Ennis House
Do the Wright Thing (2005)