Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
254 E 23RD ST (Primary)
Important Dates
1887-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
254 E 23RD ST - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
254 E 23RD ST Primary
256 E 23RD ST Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Southeast Los Angeles Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 9 (Council District)
SOUTH CENTRAL NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
UNIVERSITY PARK NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: Stick/Eastlake Victorian, Vernacular Cottage, hip roof     Related Features: Ancillary Building
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-01-02
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
Late 19th and Early 20th Century Architecture, 1865-1950
Vernacular Hipped Cottage, 1885-1905
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
  • Exemplifies the tenets of the late Victorian era and the Vernacular Cottage style
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Off-set gabled bay
  • Wood clapboard siding
  • Tripartite, bay, and double-hung windows
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Rectangular, boxy plan
  • One story in height
  • Hipped roofs with shallow overhanging boxed eaves
  • Full- or partial-width front porches, usually recessed
  • Centrally located dormers
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Feeling
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Materials
    Setting
    Workmanship
    Association
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent, intact example of Hipped Cottage with Eastlake details. High quality design and craftsmanship. Very rare to find an intact building this old in Los Angeles.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1887-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-01-02
    Context/Theme
    Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
    Early Residential Development, 1880-1930
    Early Single-Family Residential Development, 1880-1930
    Residential
    Single-Family Residence
    Eligibility Standards
  • Has an important association with early settlement or residential development within a neighborhood or community
  • Retains most of the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Dates from the period of significance
  • Is a rare surviving example of the type in the neighborhood or community
  • Represents a very early period of settlement/residential development in a neighborhood or community
  • Integrity Aspects
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Materials
    Feeling
    Association
    Setting
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    One of the oldest intact residences in the area, representing the boom of the 1880s. Very few remaining with integrity.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1887-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 12d385c9-0ed9-42e9-8d4b-fc216946f627
    Property Identification Number: 121-5A207 253
    Property Identification Number: 121-5A207 253
    House ID: 555520

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Southeast Los Angeles Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Southeast Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)