Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Bing Crosby House (Primary)
Bing Crosby House (Historic)
10500 W CAMARILLO ST (Alternative)
Important Dates
1936-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Bing Crosby House - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
J. Robert Harris
Builder
Owner
Bing Crosby

Location Information

Addresses
10500 W CAMARILLO ST Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Council District)
GREATER TOLUCA LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, Estate   Use: Historic     Style: American Colonial Revival     Related Features: Ancillary Building; Swimming Pool; Tennis Court
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
Component: Chimney Type: Brick Material: none defined
Component: Cladding Type: Wood clapboards Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Wood Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Light Fixtures; Balconette; Pilasters Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Decorative surround; Sidelights; Paneled; Fanlight; Single Material: Wood
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Porch Type: Roof, flat; Handrail (Porch Rail); Projecting; Partial width; Columns (Porch Supports) Material: Wood
Component: Roof Type: Gable, side; Dormer Material: Composition shingle
Component: Window Type: Divided lights; Single; Double-hung; Shutters Material: Wood
Component: none defined Type: Decorative surround; Oriel; Divided lights Material: Wood

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Unknown/not visible

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-13
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
  • More research needed
  • Integrity Aspects
    More research needed
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    The residence of actor Bing Crosby, a significant figure in the entertainment industry, who resided here during the most prolific period in his career. This is one of two residences associated with the productive life of Bing Crosby. The other is located at 4326 Forman in the Sherman Oaks-Studio City-Toluca Lake-Cahuenga Pass Community Plan Area.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1936-01-01
    To: 1943-12-31

    Date Evaluated
    2012-12-26
    Context/Theme
    Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
    American Colonial Revival, 1895-1960
    American Colonial Revival, Early, 1895-1940
    Residential
    Eligibility Standards
  • Is an excellent example of the Early American Colonial Revival style
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Clapboard or brick exteriors
  • Typically one or two stories in height
  • Symmetrical façade with entryway as the primary focus
  • Simple classical detailing, sometimes with exaggerated proportions
  • Simple building forms
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • May display multiple roof dormers
  • Hipped or gabled roofs, typically with boxed eaves
  • Details may include pediments; columns or pilasters; paneled front door, sometimes with sidelights and transoms; multi-paned double-hung sash windows; and fixed shutters
  • Integrity Aspects
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    3S
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of American Colonial Revival architecture. Designed by architect John Robert Harris. Exhibits high quality of design and distinctive features.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1936-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 15635938-908b-4c72-9713-1ba7993c7e40
    Property Identification Number: 168B177 530
    House ID: 52701

    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)
    J. Robert Harris (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)
    Bing Crosby (was owned by / owned, 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)