Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Radford Ave. Evergreen Median (Primary)
Radford Ave. Evergreen Median (Alternative)
Important Dates
1950-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Radford Ave. Evergreen Median - PHOTO
Resource Types
Site
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Center of Radford Ave between Hortense and Riverside
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 2 (Council District)
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL VALLEY VILLAGE (Neighborhood Council)
VALLEY VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Landscape, Landscaped Median   Use: Historic        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP29. Landscape architecture          
Features
No components recorded
Architectural Description
Landscaped median along residential street comprised of evenly spaced mature evergreens.
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-13
Context/Theme
Cultural Landscapes, 1875-1980
Designed Landscapes, 1875-1980
Monumental Civic Improvements, 1916-1940
Landscape
Landscaped Median
Eligibility Standards
  • Retains a significant number of character-defining features, such that the visual, spatial, and contextual relationships of the property may be understood
  • Was originally constructed to function as a civic improvement between 1916 and 1940
  • Present appearance resembles the original appearance and retains sufficient historic integrity to convey its historical association
  • Is an excellent example of a style of landscape architecture from its period and/or represents the work of a significant landscape architect or designer
  • Typically includes the use of formal geometry, repetition, and symmetry regarding plantings and overall design scheme
  • Property types may be individually significant or contributing features to other property types such as residential suburbs
  • Broad, planted allées within an urban center
  • Includes streetscape plantings, boulevards, landscaped medians and plantings associated with a parcel or subdivision
  • Integrity Aspects
    Location
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Significant concentration of evergreen trees along a landscaped median in Valley Village; a remaining remnant of a civic improvement from the time when Radford Avenue was a more prominent north-south thoroughfare. This median appears to meet local criteria only and may not meet significance thresholds for National Register or California Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1950-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 3cdf021a-f1e6-4f6a-9110-5d3981d6b5f5

    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)