Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Southern California Telephone Co. (Primary)
Southern California Telephone Co. (Historic)
AT&T (Alternative)
11278 W MAGNOLIA BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1937-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Southern California Telephone Co. - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
G.R. Morris
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
11278 W MAGNOLIA BLVD Primary
11270 W MAGNOLIA BLVD Alternative
11272 W MAGNOLIA BLVD Alternative
5149 N KLUMP AVE Alternative
5143 N KLUMP AVE Alternative
5141 N KLUMP AVE Alternative
5140 N BAKMAN AVE Alternative
5138 N BAKMAN AVE Alternative
5128 N BAKMAN AVE Alternative
5139 N KLUMP AVE 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)
MID-TOWN NORTH HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Infrastructure-Telecommunications, Telephone Building   Use: Historic     Style: Moderne, PWA    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP09. Public utility building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Terra cotta; Stone, cut Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Steel Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Applied decoration; Grilles Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Transom; Single Material: Metal
Component: Entryway Type: Recessed Material: Terra cotta
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat; Parapet, flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Casement; Divided lights; Fixed; Single Material: Steel

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Cladding at base of building altered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-12-26
Context/Theme
Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
Communications, 1875-1980
Telephone History and Development, 1881-1950
Telephone Exchange Buildings and Pay Stations, 1881-1950
Institutional - Communications
Telephone Exchange Building
Eligibility Standards
  • Was historically used as a telephone exchange building and/or pay station
  • Is associated with the early history and development of telephone service in Los Angeles
  • Dates from the period of significance
  • May be a rare example of the type
  • May also be significant under a theme within the Architecture context
  • Later examples may still be in use
  • Is associated with one or more of the following: Los Angeles Home Telephone and Telegraph, Sunset Telephone, Pacific Telephone and Telegraph, California Telephone, Southern California Bell Telephone
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Setting
    Design
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    Association
    Feeling
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of an early telephone company building reflecting planning and design concepts of the type and the increase in facilities to accommodate growth in the San Fernando Valley. The building was constructed for the Southern California Telephone Co. in 1937, replacing an earlier, smaller Pacific Telephone and Telegraph building from 1928. The telephone company (AT&T) is still located at this property.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1937-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 58893efa-d732-4d62-a092-ca2876c57b88
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 657
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 666
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 667
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 713
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 722
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 722
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 723
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 748
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 786
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 739
    House ID: 71063

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    G.R. Morris (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)
    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    Southern California Telephone Co. (was owned by / owned)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: North Hollywood-Valley Village Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)