Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
10646 W SOMMA WAY (Primary)
Important Dates
1936-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
10646 W SOMMA WAY - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
James E. Dolena

Location Information

Addresses
10646 W SOMMA WAY Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
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-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: American Colonial Revival     Related Features: Wall, Perimeter; Swimming Pool
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Unknown/not visible

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-04-12
Context/Theme
Other Context, 1850-1980
Important Persons/Individuals, 1850-1980
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
  • Resource does not meet Eligibility Standards
  • Resource does not retain sufficient CDFs/Associative Features
  • Integrity Aspects
    No Integrity Aspects checked
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    7SQ
    Significance Statement
    Research indicates that this was the home of Judge Ben Lindsey. Lindsey was a prominent social activist for childrenGÇÖs rights and companionate marriage. He was also a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles toward the end of his career. This residence is not eligible for its association with Lindsey, because he did not live here during the period of his most significant work, which was the 1920s and early 1930s. He lived in Colorado at that time.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1936-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2013-07-23
    Context/Theme
    Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
    American Colonial Revival, 1895-1960
    American Colonial Revival, Early, 1895-1940
    Residential
    Eligibility Standards
  • No CDFs/Associative Features checked
  • More research needed
  • Integrity Aspects
    No Integrity Aspects checked
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    QQQ
    Significance Statement
    Research indicates that this residence was designed by James Dolena. It appears to be an excellent example of American Colonial Revival style architecture. However, it could not be evaluated because it is located deep on the lot behind a gate and is not visible from the public right-of-way.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1936-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: abccfdfc-b353-45e1-8b6e-4f350f1551db
    Property Identification Number: 144B149 185
    House ID: 969059

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    Judge Ben Lindsey (was owned by / owned)
    James E. Dolena (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)
    Rollin F. Pierson (Architect/Designer, Builder, was built by / built)

    Related Information Resources

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