Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
National Car Wash (Primary)
National Car Wash (Historic)
12046 W OXNARD ST (Alternative)
Important Dates
1960-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
National Car Wash - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
12046 W OXNARD ST Primary
12044 W OXNARD ST Alternative
5966 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Alternative
5964 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Alternative
5950 N LAUREL CANYON BLVD Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 2 (Council District)
GREATER VALLEY GLEN COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Auto Related, Carwash   Use: Historic     Style: Googie     Related Features: Signage
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Construction Type: Steel Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Sign Material: none defined
Component: Entryway Type: Vehicular entry Material: none defined
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Architectural Description
Tacos El Toro food stand located at northwest corner of parcel
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-12-26
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Commercial Development and the Automobile, 1910-1980
The Car and Car Services, 1910-1960s
Commercial - Auto Related
Car Wash
Eligibility Standards
  • Was designed and historically used for the sale, service, maintenance or collective off-street parking for the automobile
  • May also be significant under a theme within the Architecture context
  • 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
  • Significant for events (A)
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Setting
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a carwash from the 1960s. Features a food stand at the northwest corner of the property. Conveys the distinctive characteristics, site plan, and circulation of the property type from the era. Appears that the original tenant is still located at this property.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1960-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-08-16
    Context/Theme
    Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
    L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
    Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
    Googie, 1949-1970
    Commercial
    Eligibility Standards
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Is a good example of the Googie architecture style
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Variety of materials, including stucco, brick, stone, wood
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Often incorporates applied details, including neon signage and geometric ornamentation
  • May include natural features such as rocks, palm trees and other plantings
  • Dramatic rooflines, including butterfly, folded plate (zig-zag), dome and cantilever
  • Common building types include coffee shops, car washes, service stations, motels, drive-ins, and bowling alleys
  • Building forms may display sharp angles and sweeping curves
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Setting
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Googie car wash, with distinctive features of the style.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1960-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 53d2d8ab-3c20-41a0-b717-cc9fdfb3384f
    Property Identification Number: 177B165 769
    Property Identification Number: 177B165 769
    Property Identification Number: 177B165 769
    Property Identification Number: 177B165 769
    Property Identification Number: 177B165 769
    House ID: 106433

    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)