Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Mar Vista School (Primary)
Mar Vista School (Historic)
Mar Vista Elementary School (Alternative)
3330 S GRANVILLE AVE (Alternative)
Important Dates
1947-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Mar Vista School - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
3330 S GRANVILLE AVE Primary
3336 S GRANVILLE AVE 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: Institutional-Education, Elementary School   Use: Historic     Style: Spanish Colonial Revival    
Type: Institutional-Education   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP15. Educational building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Wood Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Decorative hardware; Transom; Paneled; Partially glazed; Double Material: Wood
Component: Door Type: Double; Transom; Paneled Material: Wood
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Porch Type: Entrance porch/stoop; Recessed Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Eaves, boxed; Cupola; Hipped; Cornice Material: Clay tile
Component: none defined Type: Paired; Multi-light Material: Wood
Component: Window Type: Double-hung; Single Material: Wood
Architectural Description
Decorative wrought iron window grilles and detail above auditorium entrance; weather vane atop cupola.
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-07-11
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
Mediterranean and Indigenous Revival Architecture, 1887-1952
Spanish Colonial Revival, 1915-1942
Institutional - Education
Educational Building
Eligibility Standards
  • Single and multi-paned windows
  • Asymmetrical or symmetrical façade design
  • Occasional use of embellished door and window surrounds
  • Gable, hipped, and/or flat roof, typically with clay tile roof or roof trim
  • Secondary materials, including wood, wrought iron, polychromatic tile, cast stone
  • Stucco exterior walls (rarely, brick or cast stone)
  • Window grilles, often in association with transom windows
  • Exemplifies the character-defining features of the Spanish Colonial Revival style
  • Is an excellent example of its type and/or the work of a significant architect or builder
  • Originally designed for institutional uses
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent and intact example of Spanish Colonial Revival institutional architecture in Mar Vista.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1947-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-07-11
    Context/Theme
    Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
    Education, 1876-1980
    Public Schools and the LAUSD, 1876-1980
    Post WWII Schools, 1946-1966
    Institutional - Education
    Elementary School
    Eligibility Standards
  • Typically one-story, open-air plan (particularly elementary schools)
  • Was constructed between 1946 and 1966
  • Built in residential neighborhoods on large expanses of land devoted to landscaping and playing fields
  • Close relationship of classrooms to outdoor spaces
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Embodies LAUSD school planning and design concepts of the Post WWII period – shift from formal and authoritarian to informal and intimate with a close relationship to outdoors
  • Open courtyards and patios
  • Largely associated with Post-WWII suburbanization and growth
  • 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 and intact example of a late 1940s LAUSD school building; original building includes classrooms, administrative offices, and an attached auditorium.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1947-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: aa4ceab7-70a3-42de-a5f0-525030931e31
    Property Identification Number: 117B153 621
    Property Identification Number: 117B153 621
    House ID: 883268

    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

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