Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
8657 W WONDERLAND AVE (Primary)
Important Dates
1929-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
8657 W WONDERLAND AVE - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner
Hal Wilcox

Location Information

Addresses
8657 W WONDERLAND AVE Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Bel Air - Beverly Crest Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Council District)
BEL AIR-BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: Storybook     Related Features: Mature vegetation
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
Component: Chimney Type: Stucco; Exterior Material: none defined
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, textured Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Wood Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Light Fixtures Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Single Material: Wood
Component: Entryway Type: Recessed Material: Stucco
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Irregular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Combination; Skylight Material: Wood shingle
Component: Window Type: Casement; Paired; Divided lights Material: Wood
Component: Window Type: Paired; Casement Material: Wood
Component: Window Type: Arched opening, round; Single; Fixed Material: Wood

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-04-22
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
Period Revival, 1919-1950
Storybook, 1919-1949
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
  • Decorative wrought-iron elements
  • Use of stucco, stone, and brick as exterior materials, or a combination of these
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Is an excellent example of the Storybook style
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Exemplifies the character defining features of the Storybook style
  • Shingles and shake roofs, often designed to appear thatched
  • Rustic, antique, or ramshackle appearance, often with exaggerated stylistic elements
  • Multi-gabled, steeply pitched roofs with rolled and pointed eaves and irregular rooflines
  • Chimneys, often of stone or bick and of irregular massing
  • Asymmetrical facades
  • Arched windows and doors or batten doors made to resemble medieval plank doors
  • One or two stories in height
  • Integrity Aspects
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    An excellent example of Storybook residential architecture with a rusticated appearance and whimsical detailing.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1929-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 4e26b90f-a887-4fd7-9268-29564e5a0a03
    Property Identification Number: 153B169 872
    House ID: 985682

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Bel Air - Beverly Crest Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    Hal Wilcox (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed, was owned by / owned)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Bel Air-Beverly Crest Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)