Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Whitnall Power Corridor, northern section (Primary)
Whitnall Highway (Historic)
Whitnall Highway Power Corridor (Alternative)
Important Dates
1927-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Whitnall Power Corridor, northern section - PHOTO
Resource Types
Site
Architect
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
former Whitnall Hwy Corridor
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-Transportation, Street/Road/Highway/Freeway/Alley   Use: Historic        
Type: Other   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP39. Other          
Features
No components recorded
Architectural Description
Whitnall Highway is a parkway that extends across the northeast San Fernando Valley through North Hollywood and Burbank. It features power transmission lines and remnants of the landscape plan for the parkway.
Alterations
Sections of the corridor have been converted into public parks.

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-13
Context/Theme
Other Context, 1850-1980
Event or Series of Events, 1850-1980
Institutional
Eligibility Standards
  • Retains most of the essential physical features from the period of significance
  • Is associated with an event or series of events important in Los Angeles history
  • Integrity Aspects
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Materials
    Feeling
    Association
    Setting
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    The Whitnall Highway is significant as a fragment of an early parkway system that was envisioned (but not entirely built) for the San Fernando Valley, which would alleviate traffic on small country roads and provide a direct path from points north to downtown Los Angeles. Though the power lines were always an element of the 1927 design of the corridor, they were probably installed between 1935 and 1939 when power from the Hoover Dam arrived in Los Angeles.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1927-01-01
    To: 1939-12-31

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 5a347539-8aeb-4433-9347-b779849f5e7d

    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)
    Charles B. Bennett and Gordon Whitnall (Construction Company, was built by / built)

    Related Information Resources

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