Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Reeves Building (Primary)
Reeves Building (Historic)
12701 W VENICE BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1925-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Reeves Building - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
12701 W VENICE BLVD Primary
3793 S WADE ST Alternative
3795 S WADE ST Alternative
12703 W VENICE BLVD Alternative
12705 W VENICE BLVD Alternative
3791 S WADE ST 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)
MAR VISTA COMMUNITY COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
MAR VISTA NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Mixed, Mixed Use - Commercial/Office/Residential   Use: Historic     Style: Commercial, Vernacular    
Type: Commercial-Retail   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Brick Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Brick Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Fully glazed; Single Material: Metal
Component: Door Type: Fully glazed; Single Material: Wood
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat; Parapet Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Grouped; Floor-to-ceiling Material: Metal
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Awning; Grouped Material: Wood
Component: Window Type: Double-hung; Grouped Material: Wood
Architectural Description
Two blade signs at southeast corner of the building, "Liquor"; additional entrance and original wood storefronts on secondary facade
Alterations
Windows replaced - some
Storefront altered or replaced

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2011-11-17
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Streetcar Commercial Development, 1873-1934
Mixed-Use Residential and Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Was historically used for both commercial and residential uses
  • Demonstrates an important example of live/work use oriented to streetcar or interurban service
  • Demonstrates a lack of designed automobile accommodation
  • Upper floor is typically separated by an architectural band or molding detail and is capped with a cornice; details remain intact
  • Two to four stories with a rectangular or L-shaped massing
  • Set to the sidewalk limit
  • Is located along or within two city blocks of a historic streetcar route
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • May be located on a prominent corner
  • Lack of dedicated parking as part of the original design
  • Ground floor with storefronts and large display windows; openings remain intact
  • Ground floor exterior entrance to upper floor residential units
  • Fenestration on upper floor is residential in character and remains intact
  • Integrity Aspects
    Location
    Feeling
    Association
    Design
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent and rare remaining example of streetcar-related commercial development in Mar Vista; located in proximity to the Venice Boulevard streetcar line.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1925-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 063851a0-184e-4b9c-a8b1-2e6eefc58b9f
    Property Identification Number: 111B153 469
    Property Identification Number: 111B153 469
    Property Identification Number: 111B153 469
    Property Identification Number: 111B153 469
    Property Identification Number: 111B153 477
    Property Identification Number: 111B153 469
    House ID: 874315

    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)