Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
10720 W CAMARILLO ST (Primary)
The Babylon Gardens (Alternative)
Important Dates
1941-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
10720 W CAMARILLO ST - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Carl Kay
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
10720 W CAMARILLO ST Primary
10722 W CAMARILLO ST Alternative
10720 1/2 W CAMARILLO ST Alternative
10722 1/2 W CAMARILLO ST Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Council District)
GREATER TOLUCA LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Multi Family, Fourplex   Use: Historic     Style: Moderne, Streamline    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP03. Multiple family property          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Wood Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Awning; Single Material: Wood
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Porch Type: Handrail (Porch Rail); Roof, flat; Partial width Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Double-hung; Awning; Grouped; Divided lights Material: Wood
Component: Window Type: Divided lights; Awning; Single; Double-hung Material: Wood
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Single Material: Glass block

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Security door(s) added
Awnings added

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-08-22
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Related Responses to Modernism, 1924-1970
Streamline Moderne, 1935-1945
Residential
Eligibility Standards
  • Retains the essential character defining features of the Streamline Moderne style from the period of significance
  • Horizontal orientation
  • Rounded corners and curved surfaces, emulating a “windswept” appearance
  • Speedlines at wall surfaces, such as horizontal moldings and continuous sill courses
  • Unadorned wall surfaces, with minimal ornament
  • Windows “punched” into walls, with no surrounds
  • Flat or nearly flat roofs
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Smooth stucco cladding
  • Integrity Aspects
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Materials
    Feeling
    Association
    Setting
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Streamline Moderne fourplex designed by architect Carl Kay. Conveys high quality design and craftsmanship.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1941-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: a0585180-f552-4eea-b770-8c60f031b63c
    Property Identification Number: 168B177 556
    Property Identification Number: 168B177 556
    Property Identification Number: 168B177 556
    Property Identification Number: 168B177 556
    House ID: 52746

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Carl Kay (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)
    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: North Hollywood-Valley Village Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)