Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Department of Water and Power Distributing Station No. 35 (Primary)
Department of Water and Power Distributing Station No. 35 (Historic)
10628 W CAMARILLO ST (Alternative)
Important Dates
1935-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Department of Water and Power Distributing Station No. 35 - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
10628 W CAMARILLO ST Primary
10627 W BLIX ST Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Council District)
GREATER TOLUCA LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Infrastructure-Water & Power, Utility Building (Water, Electrical Power, Natural Gas)   Use: Historic     Style: Moderne, PWA     Related Features: Lawn; Historic tree(s)
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP09. Public utility building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Concrete, poured/precast Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Pilasters Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Decorative surround; Single; Security door Material: Unknown
Component: Entryway Type: Stoop Material: Concrete Stucco
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat; Parapet, flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Divided lights; Single; Hopper; Fixed; Security bars Material: Steel

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Security window bars added
Signage altered
Urns may have been removed from front entry

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-08-14
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Related Responses to Modernism, 1924-1970
PWA Moderne, 1929-1948
Institutional
Eligibility Standards
  • May have regional influence, exhibiting characteristics of the Spanish Colonial Revival or Mediterranean Revival style
  • Emphasis on verticality
  • Formal symmetry and massing
  • Smooth wall surfaces, such as stucco, marble, terrazzo, polished stone (and brick, although rare)
  • Windows arranged in vertical recessed bays
  • Stripped appearance with minimal ornamentation, including some zigzags, medallions, or plaster reliefs
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Retains the essential character defining features of the PWA Moderne style from the period of significance
  • Flat roofs
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Design
    Association
    Workmanship
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Feeling
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of PWA Moderne architecture. Exhibits high quality of design and distinctive features.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1935-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-08-22
    Context/Theme
    Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
    Government Infrastructure and Services, 1850-1980
    Municipal Water and Power, 1916-1980
    Distributing and Receiving Stations, 1916-1980
    Institutional - Infrastructure
    Distributing Station
    Eligibility Standards
  • Exemplifies the beautification requirements set by the City Arts Commission
  • Is also evaluated as significant under a theme within the Architecture context
  • Was constructed between 1916 and 1980 for water and power uses
  • May include significant landscaping including large, manicured lawns
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Constructed of brick, concrete or stone veneer
  • Designed as neighborhood landmarks which fit into the fabric of a community
  • Designed in popular architectural styles including Classical Revival, WPA Moderne, International Style, Arts Deco, Streamline Moderne
  • Distributing Stations are odd numbered
  • Few or no windows on facade
  • Generally a two-story rectangular box with a flat roof
  • Industrial steel sash windows on side elevations
  • Prominent signage
  • Is associated with Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp., Bureau of Power and Light or the Department of Water and Power
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Design
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3S
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Los Angeles Dept. of Water and Power station, representing the expanding population in the San Fernando Valley and the need for municipal services in the area. Retains distinctive features of the property type and building standards of the LADWP at the time.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1935-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 30211112-362f-498b-bcc3-0b47b2fb2472
    Property Identification Number: 168B177 569
    Property Identification Number: 168B177 582
    House ID: 52770

    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)
    Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (was owned by / owned)

    Related Information Resources

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