Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Tonga Hut (Primary)
Tonga Hut (Historic)
12808 W VICTORY BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1955-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Tonga Hut - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
12808 W VICTORY BLVD Primary
12810 W VICTORY 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)
GREATER VALLEY GLEN COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
VALLEY GLEN NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Food Service, Bar/Lounge   Use: Historic     Style: Tiki/Polynesian    
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: Details Type: Sign; Planters; Applied decoration Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Single Material: Wood
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Storefront Type: Recessed; Planters Material: none defined

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Storefront restored to 1950s appearance in 2005. Extent of alterations unknown.

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-12
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Commercial Identity, 1850-1980
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Was the founding location of, or the long-term location of, a business significant in commercial history
  • Is associated with a business that made important contributions to commercial growth and development
  • Was the long-term location of a business significant in commerical history
  • Retains most of the essential physical features from the period of significance
  • May have particular significance for its association with a neighborhood or community in Los Angeles
  • May also contribute to the social and cultural history of Los Angeles
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Design
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    An excellent example of a Tiki theme bar in Los Angeles; one of only a very small handful of intact examples left. Significant as the oldest remaining Tiki bar in Los Angeles. In operation under original name. It appears to meet local criteria only and may not meet significance thresholds for National Register or California Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1959-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 078a6daa-2fff-4464-afa1-470d6d59d840
    Property Identification Number: 180B161 1129
    Property Identification Number: 180B161 1129
    House ID: 128551

    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)
    Ace and Ed Libby (was owned by / owned)

    Related Information Resources

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