Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Studio Storage sign (Primary)
Studio Storage sign (Historic)
6208 N LANKERSHIM BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1948-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Studio Storage sign - PHOTO
Resource Types
Object
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
6208 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Primary
6200 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Alternative
11601 W ERWIN ST Alternative
6212 N LANKERSHIM 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: Commercial-Sign, Rooftop   Use: Historic        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP39. Other          
Features
No components recorded
Architectural Description
Large and prominent roof top sign mounted on a metal scaffold; sited on top of tall building at major intersection.
Alterations
Storefront altered or replaced
Awnings added

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-12
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Commercial Signs, 1906-1980
Rooftop Signs, 1906-1980
Commercial - Sign
Rooftop
Eligibility Standards
  • Oriented towards major thoroughfares, often at an angle, sometimes not corresponding to the current formal street address or main entrance
  • Evokes commercial ethos of its period through typography, materials, and/or imagery
  • Signs erected upon, against, or directly above a roof or on top of or above the parapet of a building
  • Illumination may be external: metal signs with exposed bulbs, tubing, and electrical sockets; reflective metal surfaces illuminated by lighting either attached to the structure or aimed towards it from afar
  • Metal, glass, or wood letters or channel letters containing or outlined by neon, fluorescent, or bulbs and supported against or above the parapet by metal rods, screws, pins, braces, and/or guy wires
  • Neon and fluorescent tubing may be overlaid (one raised above another) or used freeform and set on timers to create moving images
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features of its type
  • Signs may be two-, three-, or four-faced, attached to one another but oriented to different directions of street traffic
  • Metal scaffolding, towers, pole/s attached to the rooftop to support freestanding letters, billboards, sheet metal or metal and plastic boxes (in varying shapes), or sculptural objects (such as statuary
  • Erected upon, against, or directly above a roof or on top of or above the parapet of a building
  • Evokes iconic cultural associations with period- or regionally specific commercial establishments, personae, or multiple-family residential properties, and/or is an excellent example of an architectural style or promotional technique from its period
  • Originally constructed to advertise the name of the establishment or on- or off-premise goods, services, or other promotional, directional, or didactic messages
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Feeling
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Design
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a rooftop sign, with a prominent location and distinctive design. This evaluation pertains to the sign only; the building itself does not appear to meet eligibility standards due to apparent storefront alterations. This sign appears to meet local criteria only and may not meet significance thresholds for National Register or California Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1948-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 7ac48df3-6e73-4c50-9f15-967e7a068426
    Property Identification Number: 177B169 350
    Property Identification Number: 177B169 350
    Property Identification Number: 177B169 350
    Property Identification Number: 177B169 300
    House ID: 107063

    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)