Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Department of Water and Power Distributing Station No. 95 (Primary)
Department of Water and Power Distributing Station No. 95 (Historic)
4605 S CENTINELA AVE (Alternative)
Important Dates
1960-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Department of Water and Power Distributing Station No. 95 - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
4605 S CENTINELA AVE Primary
12430 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12404 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12406 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12410 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12412 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12414 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12416 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12422 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12424 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12428 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
12418 W CULVER BLVD Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Palms - Mar Vista - Del Rey Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 11 (Council District)
DEL REY NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
DEL REY NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Infrastructure-Water & Power, Utility Building (Water, Electrical Power, Natural Gas)   Use: Historic     Style: Modern, Mid-Century    
Type: Institutional-Government   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP09. Public utility building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stone, simulated; Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Unknown Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Roll-up Material: Metal
Component: Door Type: Single Material: Metal
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat; Parapet Material: none defined

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-07-25
Context/Theme
Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
Government Infrastructure and Services, 1850-1980
Municipal Water and Power, 1916-1980
Distributing and Receiving Stations, 1916-1980
Institutional - Infrastructure
Distributing Station
Eligibility Standards
  • Few or no windows on facade
  • Constructed of brick, concrete or stone veneer
  • Designed as neighborhood landmarks which fit into the fabric of a community
  • Distributing Stations are odd numbered
  • Generally a two-story rectangular box with a flat roof
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Is associated with Los Angeles Gas and Electric Corp., Bureau of Power and Light or the Department of Water and Power
  • Designed in popular architectural styles including Classical Revival, WPA Moderne, International Style, Arts Deco, Streamline Moderne
  • Was constructed between 1916 and 1980 for water and power uses
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a post-World War II Department of Water and Power building in Del Rey; represents the expansion of municipal services on the Westside of Los Angeles in the postwar era.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1960-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 921e9a18-e3b1-478a-ab0d-b9ceded2e50a
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1100
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1246
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1118
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1121
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1133
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1151
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1151
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1166
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1196
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1211
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1230
    Property Identification Number: 108B157 1182
    House ID: 1019177

    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)