Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Lankershim Car Wash (Primary)
Lankershim Car Wash (Historic)
6622 N LANKERSHIM BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1963-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Lankershim Car Wash - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
6622 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Primary
6618 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Alternative
6612 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Alternative
6606 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Alternative
6600 N LANKERSHIM BLVD 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)
MID-TOWN NORTH HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Auto Related, Carwash   Use: Historic     Style: Googie    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Aluminum; Corrugated metal Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Steel Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Sign Material: none defined
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Storefront Type: Security gate/screen; Canopy; Canted; Sign Material: none defined

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Signage altered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-08-22
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
Googie, 1949-1970
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Dramatic rooflines, including butterfly, folded plate (zig-zag), dome and cantilever
  • Common building types include coffee shops, car washes, service stations, motels, drive-ins, and bowling alleys
  • Often incorporates applied details, including neon signage and geometric ornamentation
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Is a good example of the Googie architecture style
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Building forms may display sharp angles and sweeping curves
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Association
    Feeling
    Materials
    Design
    Location
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Googie car wash, with distinctive features of the style.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1963-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-06-26
    Context/Theme
    Commercial Development, 1850-1980
    Commercial Development and the Automobile, 1910-1980
    The Car and Car Services, 1910-1960s
    Commercial - Auto Related
    Car Wash
    Eligibility Standards
  • Was designed and historically used for the sale, service, maintenance or collective off-street parking for the automobile
  • Demonstrates convenient automobile access from the street
  • Significant as a property type (C)
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • May also be significant under a theme within the Architecture context
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3S
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a carwash from the 1960s. Conveys the distinctive characteristics, site plan and circulation of the property type from the era.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1963-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 2df8a69b-16a4-4159-9ca3-a3b45cce9282
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 512
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 531
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 545
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 601
    Property Identification Number: 180B169 606
    House ID: 130201

    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)