Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Ella Fitzgerald Residence (Alternative)
Ella Fitzgerald Residence (Primary)
Important Dates
1949-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Ella Fitzgerald Residence - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
3971 S HEPBURN AVE Primary
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)
EMPOWERMENT CONGRESS WEST AREA NDC (Neighborhood Council)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: American Colonial Revival    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP36. Ethnic minority property (list group)          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2016-05-25
Context/Theme
Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
Residential Properties Associated with the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
Residential Properties Associated with Significant Persons in the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
  • A residence designed specifically for a significant person in the entertainment industry, or the long-term residence of a significant person in the entertainment industry
  • Individual must be proven to have made an important contribution to the entertainment industry
  • Is directly associated with the productive life of the person within the entertainment industry
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Association
    Workmanship
    Location
    Design
    Setting
    Feeling
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    3S
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    "Significant for its association with renowned African American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, who lived in this house from 1957 to approximately 1980. She recorded the majority of her catalog while living in this residence."
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1957-01-01
    To: 1980-12-31

    External References

    External System References

    House ID: 507011
    Property Identification Number: 114B189 42
    SurveyLA ID: 10057c9c-e8cc-4f96-920f-ada05bc6c47f

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Ella Fitzgerald (Entertainment Professional, is related to)
    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)