Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Air Raid Siren No. 281 (Primary)
Air Raid Siren No. 281 (Historic)
Important Dates
1940-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Air Raid Siren No. 281 - PHOTO
Resource Types
No types recorded
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
West side of Roscomare Road near elementary school playground
Administrative Areas
Bel Air - Beverly Crest Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 5 (Council District)
BEL AIR-BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
BEL AIR NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Institutional-Military, Air Raid Sirens and Shelters   Use: Historic        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP39. Other          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-04-05
Context/Theme
Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
Military Institutions and Activities, 1850-1980
Air Raid Sirens and Civil Defense, 1939-1960
Institutional - Military
Air Raid Siren
Eligibility Standards
  • Was constructed between 1939 and 1960
  • Represents an important phase in the history of civil defense during World War II and the Cold War
  • Is one of the four air raid siren design types - rotating, birdhouse, wire spool and flattened birdhouse
  • Retains the essential physical features of the type from the period of significance
  • Most are installed on a building, traffic light, or a freestanding support pole
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Association
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Feeling
    Design
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    3S
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Air raid siren; bird house type on a freestanding pole; associated with World War II and Cold War military infrastructure.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1940-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 63a06a07-c5ac-4d47-99f5-39fb8f7a0b99

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Bel Air - Beverly Crest Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Bel Air-Beverly Crest Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)