Resource Description

Resource Summary

Names
La Fayette Road Historic District (Primary)
Resource Types
District
Important Dates
No dates recorded
Keywords (Subjects)
No keywords recorded

Location Information

Addresses
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)
MID CITY NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)

Classification

Classification
Type: Residential District
Use: Historic
Related Features
No features recorded
No features recorded

Resource Descriptions

General Description
"The La Fayette Road Historic District is located in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles. It abuts the City-designated Lafayette Square Historic Preservation Overlay Zone (HPOZ), which is directly to the east. All properties within the district are located on La Fayette Road between Venice Boulevard to the north and culminating in a cul-de-sac to the south, near St. Charles Place. One- and two-story duplexes and fourplexes, as well as a handful of single-family residences comprise the district. The topography of the district is sloped, as La Fayette Road slightly rises in elevation southwards from its intersection with Venice Boulevard. The district is characterized by tightly-spaced lots, narrow setbacks, and a relatively narrow street. Dwellings are fronted by concrete walkways and grassy parkways. Many of the buildings have driveways with curb cuts leading to detached rear garages.Architectural styles represented in the district include Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and American Colonial Revival. Common architectural features include stucco cladding and arched window and door openings. Of the 35 total properties, 32 are contributors to the district's historic significance."

External System References

SurveyLA ID: 170884b7-251c-45e8-beab-675de02be6e5

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2016-05-25
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
Housing the Masses, 1880-1975
Period Revival Multi-Family Residential Neighborhoods, 1918-1942
Residential-Multi Family
Multi-Family District
Eligibility Standards
  • Mostly consistent exterior building materials (predominantly stucco, brick, concrete)
  • Combination of gabled, hipped, and flat roofs with parapets, depending on styles
  • Detached garages located in the rears of the properties or garages integrated into the buildings
  • May also be evaluated under the Multi-Family Residential Development and Suburbanization themes
  • May also include Art Deco, Streamline Moderne and Minimal Traditional styles of the 1930s
  • If neighborhood is Spanish in character, clay tile roofs are prominent
  • Consistent setbacks or lack of setbacks
  • Multi-family buildings of two or more stories
  • Integrity Aspects
    Feeling
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    Setting
    Design
    Association
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    "Excellent example of a Period Revival neighborhood containing primarily multi-family residences in the Tudor Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, and American Colonial Revival styles. Contributors exhibit the essential character-defining features of the style."
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1922-01-01
    To: 1939-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2016-01-25
    Context/Theme
    Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
    Multi-Family Residential Development, 1910-1980
    Multi-Family Residential, 1910-1980
    Multi-Family Residential District, 1910-1980
    Residential-Multi Family
    Multi-Family District
    Eligibility Standards
  • May be composed of a single multiple-family residential property type or a variety of types
  • Contains a substantial number of properties that are good examples of architectural styles of the period
  • Retains original planning features including street patterns, building setbacks, landscape or street features
  • Conveys a strong visual sense of the overall historic environment from its period of significance
  • Unified entity composed of a substantial number of properties originally constructed as multiple-family residences during the period of significance
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features of the type from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Location
    Materials
    Setting
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Association
    Design
    Feeling
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3S
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a 1920s to 1930s multi-family residential district containing a mix of multi-family property types such as duplexes and fourplexes.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1922-01-01
    To: 1939-01-01

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    1608 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)
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    1674 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)
    1680 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)
    1712 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)
    1632 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)
    1709 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)
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    1604 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)
    1650 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)
    1637 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)
    1701 S LA FAYETTE ROAD (District Contributor, Building, is a contributor to / has as a contributor)

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    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)