Resource Description

Resource Summary

Names
Central Arlington Heights South Historic District (Primary)
Central Arlington Heights (Alternative)
Resource Types
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
Type: Residential District
Use: Historic
Related Features
No features recorded
No features recorded

Resource Descriptions

General Description
"The Central Arlington Heights South Historic District is located in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The district is composed of one- and two-story single-family residences, bungalow courts, and fourplexes that run along 5th, 6th, and 7th Avenues between Venice and Washington Boulevards. The district is sited on a slight plateau and has a northward view of the Santa Monica Mountains. Its streetscape exemplifies early 20th century streetcar suburbanization with its uniform blocks of rectilinear parcels laid out in a square grid pattern. Properties have consistent setbacks with shallow front yards and concrete walkways leading from the sidewalk to front porches. There are recently-planted street trees lining the sidewalks of the district.Styles represented in the district include Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and Mission Revival. There are a few Minimal Traditional-style residences as well. Craftsman residences feature wood clapboard siding, partial or full-width front porches, and wide overhanging eaves. Spanish Colonial Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and Mission Revival buildings typically feature stucco cladding and clay tile roofing or clay tile coping. Of the 93 total properties, 73 are contributors to the historic district."

External System References

SurveyLA ID: 040c20ed-82af-45c3-a574-a59ff198e73c

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2016-06-27
Context/Theme
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Streetcar Suburbanization, 1888-1933
Suburban Planning and Development, 1888-1933
Streetcar Suburb
Subdivision
Eligibility Standards
  • Uniform front-yard setbacks, typically landscaped with lawns and shrubbery
  • As a whole, retains the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Street improvements such as curb and gutter, historic streetlights, sidewalks, parkways and street trees common
  • Retains most of the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Includes intact single-family and multi-family residences that represent a collection of early 20th century housing types and styles
  • Uniform blocks of rectangular-shaped parcels laid out in square or rectilinear grid of streets
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Feeling
    Association
    Setting
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    Design
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    "Excellent example of streetcar suburbanization in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, developed as a result of its proximity to streetcar lines that connected the area to downtown."
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1896-01-01
    To: 1939-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    No date recorded
    Context/Theme
    No criteria recorded
    Eligibility Standards
  • Contributors may be modest examples of architectural styles
  • May include small-scale and larger mixed-use retail/commercial and institutional properties along streetcar route and at street corners
  • May represent a variety of architectural styles and be significant for themes within the Architecture context
  • Street improvements such as curbs, sidewalks, historic streetlights and street trees common
  • May feature a variety of multi-family types and be significant within the Multi-Family Residential Development theme in this context
  • Conveys a strong visual sense of the overall historic environment from its period of significance
  • Rectilinear grid of streets
  • Properties may occupy one or two lots that were originally laid out for single family residences
  • Generally include multiple subdivisions and/or portions of subdivisions
  • Buildings generally 2 to 4 stories in height
  • As a whole, retains the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Location
    Setting
    Design
    Association
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    No codes recorded
    Significance Statement
    No statement recorded
    Periods of Significance
    No periods of significance recorded

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    Related Historic Events

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    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)