Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
U.S. Post Office (Primary)
U.S. Post Office (Historic)
Robin Piccone (Alternative)
3740 S MOTOR AVE (Alternative)
Important Dates
1950-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
U.S. Post Office - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
3740 S MOTOR AVE Primary
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)
PALMS NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
PALMS NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Institutional-Government, Postal Facility   Use: Historic     Style: Moderne, Late    
Type: Commercial-Office   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP14. Government building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Wood Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Fully glazed; Transom; Double Material: Wood
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Porch Type: Recessed; Entrance porch/stoop Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Grouped Material: Wood
Component: Window Type: Other; Fixed; Single Material: Wood
Architectural Description
Flagpole on roof; eagle medallion on front facade; reeded glass in fixed window adjacent to entrance
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-02-13
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
  • Originally constructed for use as a U.S.Post Office/Postal Facility
  • May represent important periods in the history of Federal public works and public works programs
  • May be a rare example in a community
  • May be a good/excellent example of an architectural style from its period and/or the work of a significant architect or builder
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a mid-century post office building in Palms.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1950-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 8cd1e08e-237f-4e97-93f4-fd0ce5fabcbc
    Property Identification Number: 120B165 1300
    House ID: 893869

    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)