Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Ginger Rogers Residence (Primary)
Ginger Rogers Residence (Historic)
1605 N GILCREST DR (Alternative)
Important Dates
1937-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Ginger Rogers Residence - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
1605 N GILCREST DR Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Bel Air - Beverly Crest Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Council District)
BEL AIR-BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: Ranch, American Colonial     Related Features: Tennis Court; Lawn; Swimming Pool; Mature vegetation
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
Component: Chimney Type: Stone; Exterior Material: none defined
Component: Cladding Type: Stone, natural; Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Wood Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Divided lights; Single; Glazed, partially; Paneled Material: Wood
Component: Entryway Type: Recessed Material: none defined
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Irregular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Hipped; Eaves, boxed Material: Composition shingle
Component: Window Type: Shutters; Double-hung; Paired; Divided lights; Single Material: Wood

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-10-31
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
The Ranch House, 1930-1975
Traditional Custom Ranch House, 1930-1975
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
  • Was custom-designed (as opposed to mass produced Ranch Houses)
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Is an important individual example that exemplifies the Traditional Ranch style and ranch house type
  • Shutters
  • One or two stories in height
  • Close relationship to its yard
  • Brick or stone chimneys
  • Asymmetrical informal composition with one or more wings
  • 1500-3500 sq.ft. in size
  • Attached garages, often forming one wing
  • Integrity Aspects
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Setting
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    An excellent example of a Traditional Ranch house that is one of the oldest remaining in the Beverly Crest neighborhood.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1937-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2013-11-07
    Context/Theme
    Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
    Residential Properties Associated with the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
    Residential Properties Associated with Significant Persons in the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1980
    Residential
    Single-Family Residence
    Eligibility Standards
  • The individual must have resided in the property during the period in which he or she achieved significance
  • Is directly associated with the productive life of the person within the entertainment industry
  • A residence designed specifically for a significant person in the entertainment industry, or the long-term residence of a significant person in the entertainment industry
  • Retains essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • May also be a good example of an architectural style from its period and/or the work of a significant architect or builder
  • Individual must be proven to have made an important contribution to the entertainment industry
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Setting
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    This was the home of Ginger Rogers, the actress, singer, and dancer. She is most famous for a series of musicals she appeared in with Fred Astaire between 1933 and 1939. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kitty Foyle in 1940.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1937-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: b1cf0c3e-c4ac-407d-8d31-c0e3b195a8ad
    Property Identification Number: 147B165 174
    House ID: 973929

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Bel Air - Beverly Crest Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    Ginger Rogers (was made significant by / contributed to the significance of)

    Related Information Resources

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