Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Coldwater Canyon Fire Alarm Box (Primary)
Coldwater Canyon Fire Alarm Box (Historic)
Important Dates
1900-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Coldwater Canyon Fire Alarm Box - PHOTO
Resource Types
Object
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
In front of 1861 Coldwater Canyon
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: Infrastructure-Telecommunications, Other   Use: Historic        
Type: Vacant/Not in Use   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP39. Other          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-12-02
Context/Theme
Other Context, 1850-1980
Event or Series of Events, 1850-1980
Other
Eligibility Standards
  • No CDFs/Associative Features checked
  • More research needed
  • Integrity Aspects
    No Integrity Aspects checked
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    QQQ
    Significance Statement
    In 1900, the City installed 194 fire alarm boxes throughout Los Angeles so that citizens could sound the alarm if a fire was spotted. They predated the period when every home and business had a telephone and when fire engines and trucks were equipped with two-way radios. The boxes were connected to a dispatch center and were used by police officers and firemen as well as citizens. When a newer version was installed in 1957, the older boxes were supposed to have been removed. However, a few still remain, but are inoperable. There is no context in which to evaluate these boxes, and more information is needed on the number remaining.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1900-01-01
    To: 1957-12-31

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 5081cfbe-16cb-49ee-a210-7e8fa6e03bd7

    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)

    Related Information Resources

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