Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Bel Air West Gate (Primary)
Bel Air West Gate (Historic)
Important Dates
1924-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Bel Air West Gate - PHOTO
Resource Types
Object
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Bellagio and Sunset
Administrative Areas
Bel Air - Beverly Crest Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 5 (Council District)
BEL AIR-BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
BEL AIR NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Ancillary Feature, Other   Use: Historic     Style: Renaissance Revival    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP46. Walls/gates/fences          
Features
No components recorded
Architectural Description
Consists of two monumental arched pedestrian entrances. Flat pilasters extend to decorative parapets punctuated by shields embossed with the words "Bel Air." Smaller canted walls have arched niches in the center, which now contain potted plants.
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-12-03
Context/Theme
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Automobile Suburbanization, 1908-1937
Suburban Planning and Development, 1908-1937
Tract/subdivision feature
Entrance Gate(s)
Eligibility Standards
  • Is associated with the original planning and design of an automobile tract or subdivision
  • Dates from the period of significance
  • Retains most of the essential physical and character-defining features of the type
  • Original feature associated with tract/subdivision planning and design
  • Associated tract/subdivision was not evaluated as a potential district
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    An excellent example of a set of entrance gates designed in the Renaissance Revival style. Associated with the original subdivision of Bel Air. However, they may not meet significance thresholds for National Register and California Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1924-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: aa40a6fb-b886-4f88-9188-99fe796f86c4

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Bel Air - Beverly Crest Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Bel Air-Beverly Crest Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)