Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
5344 N BEN AVE (Primary)
Important Dates
1951-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
5344 N BEN AVE - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
5344 N BEN AVE Primary
5342 N BEN AVE Alternative
5344 1/2 N BEN AVE Alternative
5340 N BEN AVE 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: Residential-Multi Family, Courtyard Apartment   Use: Historic     Style: Ranch, Traditional    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP03. Multiple family property          
Features
Component: Chimney Type: Brick Material: none defined
Component: Cladding Type: Wood clapboards; Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Wood Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Glazed, partially; Single; Security door Material: Wood
Component: Entryway Type: Courtyard; Arches Material: Wood
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: U-shaped Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Gable, front; Bargeboards; Dovecote; Eaves, open Material: Composition shingle
Component: Window Type: Double-hung; Single; Diamond pane Material: Wood
Component: Window Type: Double-hung; Single; Divided lights Material: Wood

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Security door(s) added
entryways to courtyard closed off

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-08-27
Context/Theme
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Multi-Family Residential Development, 1910-1980
Multi-Family Residential, 1910-1980
Courtyard Apartments, 1910-1980
Residential
1950s-1960s Courtyard Apartment
Eligibility Standards
  • Is two or three stories in height
  • May have interior or exterior access corridors
  • Associated architectural styles: Mid-Century Modern, Traditional Ranch, Tiki/Polynesian
  • Building is oriented around a common area, a primary feature of the design (typically a landscaped courtyard, paved patio or swimming pool)
  • Was originally constructed as a courtyard apartment
  • May also be significant as a good example of an architectural style from its period and/or the work of a significant architect or builder
  • O-, U- or E-shaped plan on a double residential lot; may be composed of two L-shaped buildings occupying adjacent residential lots
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Typically two stories in height; may be three stories
  • Is an excellent example of the type
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Detached garage(s) at the rear, or integrated carport along the side or rear
  • Integrity Aspects
    Location
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3S
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent and intact example of a 1950s courtyard apartment with intact central landscaping. Exhibits distinctive features of the type.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1951-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 28a87281-7f8c-401e-8980-a7784ba06cd1
    Property Identification Number: 171B165 165
    Property Identification Number: 171B165 165
    Property Identification Number: 171B165 165
    Property Identification Number: 171B165 165
    House ID: 67797

    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)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: North Hollywood-Valley Village Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)