Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Dunn Chevrolet Company (Primary)
Dunn Chevrolet Company (Historic)
10003 W WASHINGTON BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1927-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Dunn Chevrolet Company - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
10003 W WASHINGTON BLVD Primary
10009 W WASHINGTON BLVD Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Palms - Mar Vista - Del Rey Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 5 (Council District)
PALMS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
PALMS NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Auto Related, Car Sales/Auto Showroom   Use: Historic     Style: Spanish Colonial Revival    
Type: Commercial-Office   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Brick Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Single; Paneled; Arched; Decorative surround Material: Wood
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat; Shed; Parapet Material: Clay tile
Component: Window Type: Floor-to-ceiling; Grouped Material: Metal
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Single; Multi-light Material: Metal
Component: Window Type: Hopper; Single; Multi-light Material: Metal
Architectural Description
Elaborate double height entrance; applied cast stone decorative detailing above doors and storefront windows
Alterations
Storefront altered or replaced
Storefront windows have been altered, but openings appear intact

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-02-13
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Commercial Development and the Automobile, 1910-1980
The Car and Car Services, 1910-1960s
Commercial - Auto Related
Car Showroom
Eligibility Standards
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Significant as a property type (C)
  • Demonstrates convenient automobile access from the street
  • Was designed and historically used for the sale, service, maintenance or collective off-street parking for the automobile
  • Integrity Aspects
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    3S
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent and rare example of a 1920s automobile showroom in Palms; originally constructed as the showroom for the Dunn Chevrolet Company.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1927-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 470bcc33-6c97-4594-b647-6e1a967a06e7
    Property Identification Number: 120B165 1359
    Property Identification Number: 120B165 1374
    House ID: 893970

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Historic Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)