Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Palms Middle School (Primary)
Palms Middle School (Historic)
10860 W WOODBINE ST (Alternative)
Important Dates
1949-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Palms Middle School - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
10860 W WOODBINE ST Primary
10804 W WOODBINE ST Alternative
10806 W WOODBINE ST Alternative
10812 W WOODBINE ST Alternative
10816 W WOODBINE ST Alternative
10805 W LAWLER ST Alternative
10807 W LAWLER ST Alternative
10813 W LAWLER ST Alternative
10830 W WOODBINE ST Alternative
10836 W WOODBINE ST Alternative
10819 W LAWLER ST Alternative
10825 W LAWLER ST Alternative
10829 W LAWLER ST Alternative
10833 W LAWLER ST Alternative
10837 W LAWLER ST Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Palms - Mar Vista - Del Rey Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 5 (Council District)
MAR VISTA COMMUNITY COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
PALMS NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Institutional-Education, Middle School   Use: Historic     Style: Moderne, Late     Related Features: Tree, Historic; Historic tree(s)
Type: Institutional-Education   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP15. Educational building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Unknown Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Partially glazed; Double Material: Metal
Component: Plan Type: L-shaped Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Awning; Grouped; Multi-light Material: Steel
Component: Window Type: Hopper; Single; Multi-light; Fixed Material: Steel
Architectural Description
Canopy over main entrance; cluster of five palm trees
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-02-13
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Related Responses to Modernism, 1924-1970
Late Moderne, 1937-1960
Institutional
Eligibility Standards
  • Smooth stucco cladding
  • Metal, often steel-sash, windows
  • Windows “punched” into walls, with no surrounds
  • Unadorned wall surfaces, with minimal ornament
  • Flat or nearly flat roofs
  • Retains the essential character defining features of the Late Moderne style from the period of significance
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Horizontal orientation
  • Integrity Aspects
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Materials
    Setting
    Design
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of Late Moderne institutional architecture in Palms.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1949-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-07-17
    Context/Theme
    Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
    Education, 1876-1980
    Public Schools and the LAUSD, 1876-1980
    Post WWII Schools, 1946-1966
    Institutional - Education
    Middle School
    Eligibility Standards
  • Was constructed between 1946 and 1966
  • Largely associated with Post-WWII suburbanization and growth
  • Embodies LAUSD school planning and design concepts of the Post WWII period – shift from formal and authoritarian to informal and intimate with a close relationship to outdoors
  • Sprawling clusters of buildings connected by covered walkways
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Built in residential neighborhoods on large expanses of land devoted to landscaping and playing fields
  • Open courtyards and patios
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Design
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a 1940s LAUSD school in Palms; constructed in 1949.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1949-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 839d8e92-448a-41d5-8033-b9f54c2f7289
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 857
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 763
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 772
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 784
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 792
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 810
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 822
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 832
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 839
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 851
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 855
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 865
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 874
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 888
    Property Identification Number: 120B161 894
    House ID: 1046142

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

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

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)