Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
2534 W PICO BLVD (Primary)
Jingle Bell Furniture (Alternative)
Important Dates
1925-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
2534 W PICO BLVD - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
2534 W PICO BLVD Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
South Los Angeles Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 1 (Council District)
PICO UNION NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
HARVARD HEIGHTS NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Retail, Retail Store   Use: Historic     Style: Renaissance Revival    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Storefront altered or replaced
Seismic anchor plates added
Brickwork/stone painted
Windows replaced - some

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-03-06
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Streetcar Commercial Development, 1873-1934
Commercial
Mixed-use Commercial Strip
Eligibility Standards
  • Accommodated multiple tenants
  • Two to four stories with a rectangular or L-shaped massing
  • Set to the sidewalk limit
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Demonstrates an important example of a mixed-use commercial building oriented to streetcar or interurban service
  • Is located along or within two city blocks of a historic streetcar route
  • Two to four stories in height
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Demonstrates a lack of designed automobile accommodation
  • Upper stories feature a row of windows for office/professional space with period-Revival and Beaux Arts ornamentation
  • Window transoms common
  • Large display windows with awnings or arcades
  • Lack of dedicated parking as part of the original design
  • Flat roof with parapet or classical cornice
  • First floor divided into multiple storefronts which open directly onto the sidewalk
  • Integrity Aspects
    Workmanship
    Design
    Association
    Feeling
    Materials
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Setting
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a streetcar commercial building. Retains most essential character defining features of this period of development, but may not retain sufficient integrity for National Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1925-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 5d448fc4-35b0-4f85-9958-853923ba00b4
    Property Identification Number: 129B197 1106
    House ID: 627603

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - South Los Angeles Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: South Los Angeles Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)