Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Mar Vista Bowl and Makai Coffee (Primary)
Mar Vista Bowl and Makai Coffee (Historic)
AMF Mar Vista Lanes and Pepy's Galley (Alternative)
12125 W VENICE BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1959-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Mar Vista Bowl and Makai Coffee - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Armet & Davis
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
12125 W VENICE BLVD Primary
3778 S GRAND VIEW BLVD Alternative
12135 W VENICE BLVD Alternative
3782 S GRAND VIEW 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)
MAR VISTA COMMUNITY COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
MAR VISTA NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Entertainment, Bowling Alley   Use: Historic     Style: Googie    
Type: Commercial-Retail   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Brick; Concrete block; Stone, natural; Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Unknown Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Fully glazed; Double Material: Metal
Component: Door Type: Fully glazed; Single Material: Metal
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Grouped Material: Metal
Architectural Description
Concrete block with decorative pattern; awning at roofline; free-standing totem pole; period light fixtures
Alterations
Storefront altered or replaced

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-02-14
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
Googie, 1949-1970
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Common building types include coffee shops, car washes, service stations, motels, drive-ins, and bowling alleys
  • Building forms may display sharp angles and sweeping curves
  • May include natural features such as rocks, palm trees and other plantings
  • Often incorporates applied details, including neon signage and geometric ornamentation
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Variety of materials, including stucco, brick, stone, wood
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Is a good example of the Googie architecture style
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Googie bowling alley/coffee shop in Mar Vista; work of noted Googie architects Armet & Davis.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1959-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-02-14
    Context/Theme
    No criteria recorded
    Eligibility Standards
  • Is an excellent example of the property type
  • May also be significant under themes within the Architecture context
  • Retains most of the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Was developed during the Post WWII Period as a neighborhood or regional commercial entertainment and recreation venue
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Setting
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a post-World War II bowling alley/coffee shop in Mar Vista.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1959-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: 9a1e38e2-6dfd-44f3-b6ce-416687535105
    Property Identification Number: 114B157 1334
    Property Identification Number: 114B157 1323
    Property Identification Number: 114B157 1334
    Property Identification Number: 114B157 1334
    House ID: 882280

    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)
    Armet & Davis (Architecture/Design Firm or Partnership, was designed by /designed)

    Related Information Resources

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