Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Binoculars (Primary)
LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 656 (Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument)
Important Dates
1992-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Binoculars - PHOTO
Resource Types
Object
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
320 S MAIN ST Primary
337 S HAMPTON DR Alternative
324 S MAIN ST Alternative
326 S MAIN ST Alternative
334 S MAIN ST Alternative
340 S MAIN ST Alternative
330 S MAIN ST Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Venice Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 11 (Council District)
VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Institutional-Visual & Performing Arts, Sculpture   Use: Historic     Style: Post Modern Programmatic/Mimetic     Related Features: Art
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No alterations listed

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2014-08-13
Context/Theme
Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
Cultural Development and Institutions, 1850-1980
Public Art, 1900-1980
Sculpture, 1900-1980
Sculpture
Eligibility Standards
No standards recorded
Integrity Aspects
No standards recorded
California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
5S1
Significance Statement
The resource meets the criteria for HCM designation because it reflects “the broad cultural, political, economic or social history of the nation, state, or community.” A rare example of Postmodern public art in Los Angeles, the Binoculars is a tangible remnant of the creative arts scene that developed in Venice in the late 1980 and 1990s and inspired an eclectic array of unique and experimental art and architecture.
Periods of Significance
From: 1992-01-01

Designations

Designation and Protection Status

Type: Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument Date: 1998-10-14 -

External References

External System References

Processing ID: HCM-656
Property Identification Number: 109-5A143 53
Property Identification Number: 109-5A143 79
Property Identification Number: 109-5A143 68
Property Identification Number: 109-5A143 35
Property Identification Number: 109-5A143 44
Property Identification Number: 109-5A143 42
House ID: 868858
Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Number: 656

Related Resources

Related Historic Resources

None

Related Historic Districts

None

Related Activities

None

Related Historic Events

None

Related People/Organizations

Claes Oldenburg (was designed by /designed)
Coosje van Bruggen (was designed by /designed)
Chiat/Day Inc. (was owned by / owned)

Related Information Resources

Images
Documents
None