Resource Description

Resource Summary

Angeles Mesa Streetcar Suburb Planning District (Primary)
Resource Types
Planning District
Important Dates
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Location Information

Location Description
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Administrative Areas
Los Angeles City Council District 8 (Council District)
West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)


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Resource Descriptions

General Description
"The Angeles Mesa Streetcar Suburb Planning District is located in the Hyde Park-Angeles Mesa area of Los Angeles. The district is centered on Crenshaw Boulevard between 52nd Street and Slauson Boulevard and includes three to five residential blocks to the east and west of Crenshaw. It contains roughly 700 properties, the majority of which are single-family dwellings, with some multi-family properties scattered throughout. Commercial and institutional properties are primarily located on Crenshaw Boulevard and date from the early 1920s to the present. The topography of the planning district is generally flat, and streets follow a rectilinear grid pattern. The district features relatively consistent lot sizes (modest in size), uniform setbacks, and intermittent street trees. Residential properties are fronted by lawns and concrete sidewalks.A smaller streetcar commercial historic district was identified within the boundaries of the planning district at the intersection of 54th and Crenshaw (near the center of the district).Residential buildings within the planning district range from grand one-and-a-half and two-story houses to modest one-story dwellings. Common architectural styles include American Foursquare, Craftsman, American Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and Mediterranean Revival. Commercial properties are mostly vernacular with a handful designed in the Art Deco and Period Revival styles."

External System References

SurveyLA ID: 1b455135-db7a-4372-90af-2626e6ad4c0a

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Streetcar Suburbanization, 1888-1933
Suburban Planning and Development, 1888-1933
Streetcar Suburb
Eligibility Standards
  • No CDFs/Associative Features checked
  • Integrity Aspects
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    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    Significance Statement
    "Significant as a 1910s to 1920s streetcar suburb, developed due to its proximity to the 54th and Crenshaw streetcar lines. While the district retains its original planning features, scale and a distinctive sense of place, the majority of buildings within its boundaries have been altered. Thus, the neighborhood does not meet eligibility criteria as a historic district, although it merits special consideration in the planning process."
    Periods of Significance
    No periods of significance recorded

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    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    SurveyLA: West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)