Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Dutton's Books (Primary)
Dutton's Books (Historic)
5144 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1941-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Dutton's Books - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
5144 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Primary
5142 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Alternative
12047 W HARTSOOK ST Alternative
5138 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Alternative
5146 N LAUREL CANYON 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)
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL VALLEY VILLAGE (Neighborhood Council)
VALLEY VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Retail, Retail Store   Use: Historic     Style: American Colonial Revival     Related Features: Ancillary Building
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Chimney Type: Stucco Material: none defined
Component: Cladding Type: Wood vertical boards; Stucco, textured Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Wood Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Transom; Glazed, fully; Single Material: Metal
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Gable, side; Clay tile coping Material: Composition shingle
Component: Storefront Type: Recessed Material: Stucco
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Bay, canted Material: Aluminum
Component: Window Type: Grouped; Divided lights; Single; Fixed Material: Wood

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-12
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Commercial Merchants, Leaders and Builders, 1850-1980
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Is associated with a person who made important individual contributions to commercial growth and development
  • Individual must be proven to have made an important contribution to commercial development
  • Retains most of the essential physical features from the period of significance
  • Directly associated with the productive life of the individual in the area of commercial development
  • Integrity Aspects
    Location
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Significant as the long-time location of Dutton's Books, whose proprietor Davis Dutton was an influential figure in the cultural and literary life of mid- and late-20th century Los Angeles. The resource appears to meet local criteria only and may not meet significance thresholds for National Register or California Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1961-01-01
    To: 2006-12-31

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 11cdc0b9-3109-4522-818a-353a04e32c57
    Property Identification Number: 171B165 646
    Property Identification Number: 171B165 646
    Property Identification Number: 171B165 658
    Property Identification Number: 171B165 659
    Property Identification Number: 171B165 592
    House ID: 68655

    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)
    David Dutton (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)