Resource Description

Resource Summary

Names
Arlington Heights Planning District (Primary)
Resource Types
Planning District
District
Important Dates
No dates recorded
Keywords (Subjects)
No keywords recorded

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Los Angeles City Council District 10 (Council District)
West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
UNITED NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE HISTORIC ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, WEST ADAMS, AND JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY (Neighborhood Council)

Classification

Classification
No classifications recorded
Related Features
No features recorded

Resource Descriptions

General Description
"The Arlington Heights Planning District is located in Central Los Angeles, between Crenshaw Boulevard, Arlington Avenue, Pico Boulevard and the Interstate 10 Freeway. It comprises several thousand buildings, primarily single- and multi-family dwellings, constructed between 1905 and 1940. There are some commercial buildings on the east-west thoroughfares of Pico, Venice and Washington Boulevards and some institutional buildings (primarily religious and educational properties) interspersed throughout.The district is characterized by its rectilinear, gridded streets. The topography is generally flat but has slight changes in elevation near the center of the district, perhaps providing the inspiration for the historic name of Arlington ""Heights."" Street trees are present but inconsistent; in some places there are regularly spaced palm trees which contribute to a distinctive streetscape. Lot sizes and setbacks are generally consistent throughout, and all streets feature concrete walks and landscaped parkways.Individual buildings represent a number of styles popular in the first few decades of the 20th century, although the dominant style is Craftsman. Buildings range from modest bungalows to grand houses and from single family houses to duplexes and fourplexes. Common alterations to individual buildings include stucco over original wall surfaces, replaced windows and doors, porch infill, and the removal of decorative elements such as window and door surrounds."

External System References

SurveyLA ID: 010cc354-1906-4c78-bd15-3f559470a63a

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2016-06-10
Context/Theme
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Streetcar Suburbanization, 1888-1933
Suburban Planning and Development, 1888-1933
Streetcar Suburb
Neighborhood
Eligibility Standards
  • No CDFs/Associative Features checked
  • Integrity Aspects
    No Integrity Aspects checked
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    QQQ
    Significance Statement
    "This area comprises a study area for a potential Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ) and the boundaries were determined through community input. Additional analysis and community outreach is needed to finalize boundaries, determine and describe contributing and non-contributing features, and identify relevant historic contexts and associated periods of significance."
    Periods of Significance
    No periods of significance recorded

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

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

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)