Resource Description

Resource Summary

Names
Central Arlington Heights Historic District (Primary)
Central Arlington Heights (Alternative)
Resource Types
District
Important Dates
No dates recorded
Keywords (Subjects)
No keywords recorded

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Los Angeles City Council District 10 (Council District)
West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
UNITED NEIGHBORHOODS OF THE HISTORIC ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, WEST ADAMS, AND JEFFERSON PARK COMMUNITY (Neighborhood Council)

Classification

Classification
Type: Residential District
Use: Historic
Related Features
No features recorded
No features recorded

Resource Descriptions

General Description
"The Central Arlington Heights Historic District is located in the Arlington Heights neighborhood in Los Angeles. The district consists of 22 single- and multi-family residential dwellings located on 6th Avenue between 15th Street and Venice Boulevard. The district is sited on a slight plateau with a northern view of the Santa Monica Mountains, and streets follow a regular, rectilinear grid pattern. Properties in the district have consistent setbacks with shallow front yards and concrete walkways leading from the sidewalk to front porches. All properties have side driveways with curb cuts leading to detached garages.The district is composed of one- and two-story single-family houses, as well as multi-family duplexes, fourplexes, and bungalow courts, primarily designed in the Craftsman, Spanish Colonial Revival, and Mediterranean Revival styles. Craftsman-style residences commonly feature wide front porches, roof brackets, and overhanging eaves. Spanish Colonial Revival and Mediterranean Revival style buildings typically retain clay tile roofing and stucco cladding. Of the 22 total properties, 20 are contributors to the district's historic significance."

External System References

SurveyLA ID: ad467da4-4a93-4079-83c5-8063402c61e6

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2016-05-25
Context/Theme
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Streetcar Suburbanization, 1888-1933
Suburban Planning and Development, 1888-1933
Streetcar Suburb
Subdivision
Eligibility Standards
  • Uniform blocks of rectangular-shaped parcels laid out in square or rectilinear grid of streets
  • Retains most of the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Includes intact single-family and multi-family residences that represent a collection of early 20th century housing types and styles
  • Street improvements such as curb and gutter, historic streetlights, sidewalks, parkways and street trees common
  • Uniform front-yard setbacks, typically landscaped with lawns and shrubbery
  • As a whole, retains the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Materials
    Location
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Association
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    "Excellent example of streetcar suburbanization in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, developed as a result of its proximity to streetcar lines that connected the area to downtown."
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1905-01-01
    To: 1925-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    No date recorded
    Context/Theme
    No criteria recorded
    Eligibility Standards
  • Rectilinear grid of streets
  • May include small-scale and larger mixed-use retail/commercial and institutional properties along streetcar route and at street corners
  • Conveys a strong visual sense of the overall historic environment from its period of significance
  • May feature a variety of multi-family types and be significant within the Multi-Family Residential Development theme in this context
  • Buildings generally 2 to 4 stories in height
  • Street improvements such as curbs, sidewalks, historic streetlights and street trees common
  • Properties may occupy one or two lots that were originally laid out for single family residences
  • Generally include multiple subdivisions and/or portions of subdivisions
  • As a whole, retains the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • May represent a variety of architectural styles and be significant for themes within the Architecture context
  • Integrity Aspects
    Design
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Setting
    Location
    Materials
    Association
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    No codes recorded
    Significance Statement
    No statement recorded
    Periods of Significance
    No periods of significance recorded

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    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)