Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Airport Theme Building Exterior and Interior Lobby (Primary)
Theme Building (Alternative)
LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 570 (Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument)
Important Dates
1961-01-01T00:00:00 (Built Date)
Airport Theme Building Exterior and Interior Lobby - PHOTO
Resource Types
Pereira & Luckman
Robert E. McKee

Location Information

201 W WORLD WAY Primary
6600 UNKNOWN STREET NAME Alternative
6600 W UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
6661 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
6751 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
6801 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
6901 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
6661 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
6681 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
6701 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
6900 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
6951 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
6681 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
11200 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
11300 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
11100 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10711 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
11101 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
11201 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
11301 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
11321 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
6401 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
11347 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
6301 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
6555 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
6601 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
6605 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
6611 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
6631 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
6565 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
6501 W ACCESS ROAD Alternative
10900 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10701 S LINCOLN BLVD Alternative
6400 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10901 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
6900 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10000 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10400 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10100 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10500 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10600 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
6900 W SERVICE ROAD Alternative
301 W WORLD WAY Alternative
401 W WORLD WAY Alternative
6500 W WORLD WAY Alternative
101 W WORLD WAY Alternative
251 W WORLD WAY Alternative
299 W WORLD WAY Alternative
10200 S LINCOLN BLVD Alternative
751 W WORLD WAY Alternative
701 W WORLD WAY Alternative
10201 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
10201 S LINCOLN BLVD Alternative
551 E WORLD WAY Alternative
10401 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
10285 S POST WAY Alternative
10501 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
10445 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
10435 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
10415 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
800 W WORLD WAY Alternative
750 W WORLD WAY Alternative
700 W WORLD WAY Alternative
10400 S LINCOLN BLVD Alternative
10600 S LINCOLN BLVD Alternative
380 W WORLD WAY Alternative
450 W WORLD WAY Alternative
6700 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
6701 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
6801 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
6700 W SERVICE ROAD Alternative
6800 W SERVICE ROAD Alternative
300 W WORLD WAY Alternative
350 W WORLD WAY Alternative
600 W WORLD WAY Alternative
650 W WORLD WAY Alternative
500 W WORLD WAY Alternative
6600 W WORLD WAY Alternative
10401 S LINCOLN BLVD Alternative
10501 S LINCOLN BLVD Alternative
10655 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
205 W WORLD WAY Alternative
400 W CENTER WAY Alternative
6411 W IMPERIAL HWY Alternative
10200 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10700 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
10601 S SEPULVEDA BLVD Alternative
10500 S LINCOLN BLVD Alternative
6800 UNNAMED ST (LAX) Alternative
400 W WORLD WAY Alternative
550 W WORLD WAY Alternative
10601 S LINCOLN BLVD Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Los Angeles International Airport Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 11 (Council District)

Resource Description

Type: Commercial-Food Service, Restaurant/Tavern   Use: Historic     Style: Modern, Mid-Century Googie    
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
No alterations listed

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
Mid-Century Modernism, 1945-1975
Eligibility Standards
No standards recorded
Integrity Aspects
No standards recorded
California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
Significance Statement
The property meets the criteria for HCM designation because it embodies the "distinguishing characteristics of an architectural-type specimen, inherently valuable for a study of a period style or method of construction," as an excellent example of Mid-Century Modern Googie architecture. It is also associated with the "notable work of a master builder, designer, or architect," as a work by master architects William Pereira and Charles Luckman of the prominent Los Angeles architectural firm Pereira & Luckman.
Periods of Significance
From: 1961-01-01T00:00:00

Date Evaluated
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Restaurants, 1880-1980
Commercial - Food
Eligibility Standards
No standards recorded
Integrity Aspects
No standards recorded
California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
Significance Statement
The property meets the criteria for HCM designation because it reflects "the broad cultural, political, economic or social history of the nation, state, or community" as an iconic Modernist structure embodying the nation" postwar ideologies. Serving as the symbolic gates to Los Angeles, the futuristic design was intended to convey a new prosperity and the embrace of technological innovation. The property contains a restaurant, office space, and an observation deck.
Periods of Significance
No periods of significance recorded


Designation and Protection Status

Type: Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument Date: 1993-12-18T00:00:00 -

External References

External System References

Processing ID: HCM-570
Property Identification Number: 090B165 168
Property Identification Number: 090B165 187
Property Identification Number: 090B165 148
Property Identification Number: 090B165 128
Property Identification Number: 090B165 113
Property Identification Number: 090B165 107
Property Identification Number: 090B165 100
Property Identification Number: 090B161 37
Property Identification Number: 090B161 25
Property Identification Number: 087B165 12
Property Identification Number: 090B165 76
Property Identification Number: 090B165 189
Property Identification Number: 087B161 96
Property Identification Number: 087B165 79
Property Identification Number: 087B165 21
Property Identification Number: 087B165 13
Property Identification Number: 087B165 7
Property Identification Number: 087B165 1
Property Identification Number: 087B161 99
Property Identification Number: 087B165 94
Property Identification Number: 087B165 3
Property Identification Number: 087B161 94
Property Identification Number: 090B165 93
Property Identification Number: 090B165 82
Property Identification Number: 090B165 54
Property Identification Number: 090B165 25
Property Identification Number: 087B161 109
Property Identification Number: 090B161 33
Property Identification Number: 087B165 123
Property Identification Number: 087B165 172
Property Identification Number: 087B165 170
Property Identification Number: 090B161 24
House ID: 834686
Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Number: 570

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Pereira & Luckman (was designed by /designed)
Robert E. McKee (Builder, was built by / built)

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