Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Circus Liquor (Primary)
Circus Liquor (Historic)
5606 N VINELAND AVE (Alternative)
Important Dates
1959-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Circus Liquor - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
5606 N VINELAND AVE Primary
10959 W BURBANK BLVD Alternative
10953 W BURBANK BLVD Alternative
5610 N VINELAND AVE Alternative
5600 N VINELAND 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)
MID-TOWN NORTH HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Retail, Neighborhood Market   Use: Historic     Style: Modern, Mid-Century     Related Features: Parking Lot; Signage
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stone, natural; Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Concrete, masonry unit Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Sign Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Sidelights; Transom; Glazed, fully; Double Material: Metal
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Square Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Storefront Type: Recessed; Corner; Sign Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Storefront; Fixed Material: Aluminum

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-01
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Commercial Identity, 1850-1980
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • May have particular significance for its association with a neighborhood or community in Los Angeles
  • May be associated with a business/corporation that has gained regional or national importance
  • Retains most of the essential physical features from the period of significance
  • May also contribute to the social and cultural history of Los Angeles
  • May feature iconic corporate designs, logos and signs
  • May have served as a prototype for other buildings and locations
  • Was the founding location of a business significant in commercial history
  • Was the long-term location of a business significant in commerical history
  • Was the founding location of, or the long-term location of, a business significant in commercial history
  • Integrity Aspects
    Design
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Significant as representing longtime Valley business Circus Liquor, a small chain of Valley liquor stores that use the iconic clown figure featured in the sign at this location. The business has been featured in numerous films and television shows, becoming an iconic San Fernando Valley business. Original tenant is still located at this property.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1959-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 2df8d316-417a-4d4f-89c9-50d0e3e39453
    Property Identification Number: 174B173 946
    Property Identification Number: 174B173 947
    Property Identification Number: 174B173 947
    Property Identification Number: 174B173 917
    Property Identification Number: 174B173 945
    House ID: 90946

    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)