Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
United States Post Office North Hollywood (Primary)
United States Post Office North Hollywood (Historic)
United States Post Office North Hollywood 91603 (Alternative)
11314 W CHANDLER BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1933-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
United States Post Office North Hollywood - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
James A. Wetmore
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
11314 W CHANDLER BLVD Primary
11310 W CHANDLER BLVD Alternative
11308 W CHANDLER BLVD Alternative
11306 W CHANDLER BLVD Alternative
11304 W CHANDLER BLVD Alternative
11302 W CHANDLER BLVD 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: Institutional-Government, Postal Facility   Use: Historic     Style: Moderne, PWA Spanish Colonial Revival    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP14. Government building          
Features
Component: Chimney Type: Stucco Material: none defined
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, textured Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Unknown Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Loading Dock; Light Fixtures; Pilasters Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Sidelights; Decorative surround; Transom; Glazed, fully; Double Material: Metal
Component: Entryway Type: Stoop Material: Concrete
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: L-shaped Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Gable, side; Clay tile coping; Combination; Flat Material: Clay tile
Component: Window Type: Single; Divided lights; Security bars; Hopper; Fixed Material: Metal

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Addition to rear/side elevation
Decorative elements removed
Security window bars added

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-12-26
Context/Theme
Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
Government Infrastructure and Services, 1850-1980
Federal Infrastructure and Services, 1850-1980
U.S. Postal Services and Post Office Construction, 1850-1980
Post Office/Postal Facility
Eligibility Standards
  • May be a good example or prototype of Federal design and construction standards and policies
  • May be a good example of design features, facilities or equipment distinctive to its design and use as a post office
  • May be a good example of public or monumental architecture
  • May be a good/excellent example of an architectural style from its period and/or the work of a significant architect or builder
  • May be a rare example in a community
  • Originally constructed for use as a U.S.Post Office/Postal Facility
  • Retains most of the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • May represent important periods in the history of Federal public works and public works programs
  • May represent factors that influenced the settlement pattern of a community
  • Integrity Aspects
    Feeling
    Materials
    Setting
    Design
    Workmanship
    Location
    Association
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Significant example of a US Post Office, representing the expanding population in the San Fernando Valley and the need for government services in the area. Retains distinctive features of the property type and building standards of the United States Postal Service at the time.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1933-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-12-26
    Context/Theme
    Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
    L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
    Related Responses to Modernism, 1924-1970
    PWA Moderne, 1929-1948
    Institutional
    Eligibility Standards
  • Formal symmetry and massing
  • Smooth wall surfaces, such as stucco, marble, terrazzo, polished stone (and brick, although rare)
  • Stripped appearance with minimal ornamentation, including some zigzags, medallions, or plaster reliefs
  • May have regional influence, exhibiting characteristics of the Spanish Colonial Revival or Mediterranean Revival style
  • Retains the essential character defining features of the PWA Moderne style from the period of significance
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Emphasis on verticality
  • Flat roofs
  • Integrity Aspects
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of PWA Moderne architecture, with regional influence of the Spanish Colonial Revival style.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1933-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 71576f6e-1712-4bd8-a220-7470e5cf6eeb
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 192
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 193
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 194
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 195
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 196
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 197
    House ID: 70413

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    James A. Wetmore (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)
    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    United State Postal Service (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)