Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Joani Presents (Primary)
Joani Presents (Historic)
The Electric Box (Alternative)
6413 N LANKERSHIM BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1928-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Joani Presents - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
6413 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Primary
6417 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Alternative
6415 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Alternative
6409 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Alternative
6411 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 2 (Council District)
MID-TOWN NORTH HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Entertainment, Music club/night club   Use: Historic     Style: Commercial, Vernacular    
Type: Commercial-Retail   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Wall cladding replaced
Completely altered
Storefront altered or replaced

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-12
Context/Theme
Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
Civil Rights Movement - Ethnic and Gender Equality, 1942-1980
Gay Civil Rights Movement, 1942-1965
Important Events and Institutions in the Gay Civil Rights Movement, 1942-1965
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • More research needed
  • Is directly associated with an event or institution that played an important role in the development of GLBT consciousness, community or culture during the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    More research needed
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    QQQ
    Significance Statement
    Joani Presents was a lesbian nightclub and one of the most important nightlife gathering spots for the North Hollywood lesbian community from the 1950s to 1970s. The club was operated by Joani Hannan, an openly gay lesbian celebrity in her time. During the 1950s to 1970s, nightclubs for the lesbian community in North Hollywood were considered safer than other LGBT bars, which were often raided by the police. This is one of the few remaining buildings associated with one of the many LGBT bars that once stood along Lankershim. Need confirmation of period of operation and understanding of alterations to determine if building retains sufficient integrity.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1950-01-01
    To: 1973-12-31

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 04786084-ba5a-4ed2-8f5c-640e6bed882c
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 1089
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 1089
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 1089
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 1115
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 1115
    House ID: 130842

    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)
    Joani Hannan (was made significant by / contributed to the significance of)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: North Hollywood-Valley Village Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)