Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Ritz Motel (Primary)
Ritz Motel (Historic)
6021 N LANKERSHIM BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1962-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Ritz Motel - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
6021 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Primary
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: Commercial-Lodging, Motel   Use: Historic     Style: Modern, Mid-Century     Related Features: Signage
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP05. Hotel/motel          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Concrete, poured/precast Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Pierced screens; Tile Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Single; Security door Material: Unknown
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: U-shaped Material: none defined
Component: none defined Type: Handrail (Porch Rail) Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Cornice; Flat Material: none defined
Component: Storefront Type: Corner; Planters Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Sliding; Security bars; Single Material: Aluminum

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Windows replaced - some
Security window bars added

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-12
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Motels, 1925-1970
Commercial - Lodging
Motel
Eligibility Standards
  • Demonstrates convenient automobile access from the street
  • Was designed and historically used as a motel
  • Typically located along historic highways or major arterials
  • Significant for events (A)
  • Significant as a property type (C)
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a motel related to the rise of auto-related commercial and motel development along Lankershim Blvd, a major thoroughfare that connected Los Angeles to former US Route 99. US Route 99 traversed the state, running close to every major city on the Pacific coast until it was replaced by Interstate 5 between 1964 and 1972. Due to window alterations, the motel may not meet integrity thresholds for National Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1962-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 78a2690d-a358-4232-bf38-865ce87c6f5f
    Property Identification Number: 177B169 744
    House ID: 107564

    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)

    Related Information Resources

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