Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
11708 W PICO BLVD (Primary)
Santa Monica Auto Center (Alternative)
Important Dates
1947-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
11708 W PICO BLVD - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
11708 W PICO BLVD Primary
11702 W PICO BLVD Alternative
11712 W PICO BLVD Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Palms - Mar Vista - Del Rey Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 11 (Council District)
WEST LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
MAR VISTA NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Auto Related, Gas/Service Station   Use: Historic     Style: Moderne, Streamline     Related Features: Garage, Detached
Type: Commercial-Auto Related, Auto Body/Repair   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Unknown Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Roll-up Material: Metal
Component: Door Type: Single; Fully glazed Material: Metal
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Paired; Fixed Material: Aluminum
Component: Window Type: Multi-light; Grouped; Fixed Material: Metal
Architectural Description
Curved canopy; three-bay garage at rear of the parcel
Alterations
Windows replaced - all

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-02-22
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Commercial Development and the Automobile, 1910-1980
The Car and Car Services, 1910-1960s
Commercial - Auto Related
Gas/Service Station
Eligibility Standards
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Significant as a property type (C)
  • Demonstrates convenient automobile access from the street
  • Was designed and historically used for the sale, service, maintenance or collective off-street parking for the automobile
  • Integrity Aspects
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    Materials
    Feeling
    Association
    Setting
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent and rare example of a 1940s automobile service station in Mar Vista; one of few examples remaining from this period.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1947-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 004f52ea-016f-4606-a9d0-1b912b5c8834
    Property Identification Number: 123B149 719
    Property Identification Number: 123B149 710
    Property Identification Number: 123B149 725
    House ID: 998229

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Historic Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)