Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Simpson Ave Sycamore Trees (Primary)
Plantanus hispanica (Historic)
Sycamore trees (Alternative)
Important Dates
1938-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Simpson Ave Sycamore Trees - PHOTO
Resource Types
Site
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Simpson Ave between Erwin and Oxnard
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: Landscape, Designed Landscape   Use: Historic        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP29. Landscape architecture          
Features
No components recorded
Architectural Description
A two-block long canopy and streetscape formed by regularly-spaced sycamore trees (Plantanus hispanica) of a similar age and height.
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-01
Context/Theme
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Post-War Suburbanization, 1938-1975
Suburban Planning and Development, 1938-1975
Tract/subdivision feature
Street tree(s)
Eligibility Standards
  • Associated tract/subdivision was not evaluated as a potential district
  • May be geographically unique feature(s) designed in response to topography
  • Original and unique feature associated with Post-War suburban planning and design
  • Retains most of the essential physical features from the period of significance
  • Dates from the period of significance
  • Is associated with the original planning and design of an important Post-War tract or subdivision
  • Integrity Aspects
    Workmanship
    Setting
    Materials
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Association
    Design
    Feeling
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a street tree planting plan related to the overall planning of the residential subdivision. A distinctive canopy and streetscape formed by regularly-spaced sycamore trees (Plantanus hispanica) of a similar age and height. This street tree planting appears to meet local criteria only and may not meet significance thresholds for National Register or California Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1938-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 35ea6fa3-0d8e-408f-b031-28168c68f375

    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)