Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Air Raid Siren No. 139 (Primary)
Important Dates
1940-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Air Raid Siren No. 139 - PHOTO
Resource Types
Object
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
"North side of Pico Boulevard, west of Victoria Avenue"
Administrative Areas
Los Angeles City Council District 10 (Council District)
Wilshire Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
OLYMPIC PARK NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Institutional-Military, Air Raid Sirens and Shelters   Use: Historic     Style: Not Applicable    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP39. Other          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2014-06-10
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
  • Is one of the four air raid siren design types - rotating, birdhouse, wire spool and flattened birdhouse
  • Was constructed between 1939 and 1960
  • Represents an important phase in the history of civil defense during World War II and the Cold War
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Feeling
    Design
    Location
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Materials
    Setting
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    3S
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Air raid siren; “rotating” 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: 89d41c12-2bfb-409d-acbc-5edfcc965eb9

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Wilshire Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

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

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Wilshire Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)