You Can Rent the Franklin House from Root of Evil: But Would You Want to?
The Black Dahlia murder was one of the most well-known unsolved mysteries for decades until a retired police Sargent found incriminating evidence against his own father, George Hodel. Through the podcast Root of Evil, in tandem with the drama I Am the Night on TNT, we take a deep-dive into the life of George Hodel and his disturbing relationships with women, his children, and the surrealist movement.
The setting for much of the podcast, and the suspected murder site of the Black Dahlia, is the unique Sowden House, or “Franklin House” as it is referred to in Root of Evil for it’s location on Franklin Avenue in the Los Feliz area of Los Angeles. Originally built by Frank Lloyd Wright’s eldest son Lloyd Wright, the house features a Mayan inspired cave-like style, and has been used as a shooting location in both Scorsese’s The Aviator and an episode of America’s Next Top Model.
You can rent the Sowden House for photo shoots, charity events or even a corporate retreat. The stunning interiors and unusual architecture might just outweigh the creep factor of a murder taking place there, or for the true crime obsessed it might just be a selling point.