Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
One United Bank (Alternative)
Family Savings and Loan (Primary)
Important Dates
1963-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Family Savings and Loan - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Paul R. Williams
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
3685 S CRENSHAW BLVD Primary
3683 S CRENSHAW BLVD Alternative
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)
WEST ADAMS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Finance, Bank/Savings & Loan   Use: Historic     Style: Corporate International    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP07. 3+ story commercial building          
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP36. Ethnic minority property (list group)          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2016-01-15
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
Corporate International, 1949-1975
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Retains the essential character defining features of Corporate Modernism from the period of significance
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Feeling
    Design
    Association
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Materials
    Setting
    Workmanship
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    3S
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    "Excellent example of a Corporate International-style bank by noted Architect, Paul R. Williams. High quality of design."
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1963-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2016-04-03
    Context/Theme
    Commercial Development, 1850-1980
    Commercial Identity, 1850-1980
    Commercial
    Eligibility Standards
  • Is associated with a business that made important contributions to commercial growth and development
  • Was the founding location of, or the long-term location of, a business significant in commercial history
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Design
    Association
    Workmanship
    Setting
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Feeling
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    "Significant for its association with the African American-owned Family Savings and Loan, which provided home loans for black clients at a time when many other institutions would not."
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1963-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    House ID: 524176
    Property Identification Number: 117B185 129
    SurveyLA ID: 2e4d474e-e921-4b8a-8dc8-58e197757821

    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)
    Paul R. Williams (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)

    Related Information Resources

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