Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Sego Nursery (Primary)
Sego Nursery (Historic)
12116 W BURBANK BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1952-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Sego Nursery - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
12116 W BURBANK BLVD Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 2 (Council District)
NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL VALLEY VILLAGE (Neighborhood Council)
VALLEY VILLAGE NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Retail, Other   Use: Historic     Style: Googie     Related Features: Signage
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Glass skin Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Steel Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Transom; Unknown Material: Unknown
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Folded Plate; Eaves, wide Material: none defined
Component: Storefront Type: Flush Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Floor-to-ceiling; Clerestory Material: Aluminum
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Clerestory Material: Aluminum

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No alterations listed

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-08-20
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
Googie, 1949-1970
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Often incorporates applied details, including neon signage and geometric ornamentation
  • Building forms may display sharp angles and sweeping curves
  • Variety of materials, including stucco, brick, stone, wood
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Is a good example of the Googie architecture style
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Dramatic rooflines, including butterfly, folded plate (zig-zag), dome and cantilever
  • Extensive use of glass, such as floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Location
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3S
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of the Googie style as applied to a nursery. Retains the distinctive features of the style. Original tenant is still located at this property.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1952-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2013-02-12
    Context/Theme
    Other Context, 1850-1980
    Important Persons/Individuals, 1850-1980
    Commercial
    Eligibility Standards
  • Directly associated with the productive life of the individual in the field in which he/she achieved significance
  • Is associated with persons who made important individual contributions to the history of Los Angeles
  • Persons may be important for ethnic/cultural associations
  • Retains most of the essential physical features from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Materials
    Location
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Design
    Setting
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Significant as the business of Sego Murakami, a locally prominent judo master who founded the nursery in 1948 after returning from Manzanar. Research indicates this may be the property best associated with this prominent local figure.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1948-01-01
    To: 1981-12-31

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: ada8419a-1c31-484a-973f-74bc67084692
    Property Identification Number: 174B165 756
    House ID: 87787

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    Sego Murakami (was owned by / owned, was made significant by / contributed to the significance of)

    Related Information Resources

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