Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Ed-Lectric Company Sign (Primary)
Ed-Lectric Company Sign (Historic)
5542 N CAHUENGA BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1948-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Ed-Lectric Company Sign - PHOTO
Resource Types
Object
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
5542 N CAHUENGA BLVD Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Roof of 5542 Cahuenga Blvd.
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 2 (Council District)
MID-TOWN NORTH HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Sign, Other   Use: Historic        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP39. Other          
Features
No components recorded
Architectural Description
Roof top sign made from a Nash Metropolitan car mounted at a skewed angle that mimics flying.
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-12
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Commercial Signs, 1906-1980
Rooftop Signs, 1906-1980
Commercial - Sign
Rooftop
Eligibility Standards
  • Signs erected upon, against, or directly above a roof or on top of or above the parapet of a building
  • Evokes commercial ethos of its period through typography, materials, and/or imagery
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features of its type
  • Erected upon, against, or directly above a roof or on top of or above the parapet of a building
  • Evokes iconic cultural associations with period- or regionally specific commercial establishments, personae, or multiple-family residential properties, and/or is an excellent example of an architectural style or promotional technique from its period
  • Originally constructed to advertise the name of the establishment or on- or off-premise goods, services, or other promotional, directional, or didactic messages
  • Oriented towards major thoroughfares, often at an angle, sometimes not corresponding to the current formal street address or main entrance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Setting
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    QQQ
    Significance Statement
    An unusual rooftop sign made from a Nash Metropolitan car. Information regarding this resource was submitted through MyHistoricLA; however, more research is needed regarding when the sign was installed and whether it meets significance thresholds for National Register, California Register or local eligibility. Preliminary research was inconclusive.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1948-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: adc2645b-87d1-482a-91b7-169af0720f06
    Property Identification Number: 174B177 730
    House ID: 92252

    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)

    Related Information Resources

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