Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
10501 W MAGNOLIA BLVD (Primary)
Hollywood Stars Car Wash (Alternative)
Important Dates
1965-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
10501 W MAGNOLIA BLVD - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
10501 W MAGNOLIA BLVD Primary
10519 W MAGNOLIA BLVD Alternative
10527 W MAGNOLIA BLVD Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Council District)
GREATER TOLUCA LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Auto Related, Carwash   Use: Historic     Style: Googie    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Aluminum; Corrugated metal Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Steel Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Sign Material: none defined
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Storefront Type: Canopy; Security gate/screen; Canted Material: none defined

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Signage altered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-12-26
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
Googie, 1949-1970
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Variety of materials, including stucco, brick, stone, wood
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Building forms may display sharp angles and sweeping curves
  • Common building types include coffee shops, car washes, service stations, motels, drive-ins, and bowling alleys
  • Dramatic rooflines, including butterfly, folded plate (zig-zag), dome and cantilever
  • Often incorporates applied details, including neon signage and geometric ornamentation
  • Is a good example of the Googie architecture style
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Feeling
    Association
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Googie car wash with distinctive features of the style. Not eligible for the National Register at this time because it is not yet 50 years of age or of exceptional importance.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1965-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-12-26
    Context/Theme
    Commercial Development, 1850-1980
    Commercial Development and the Automobile, 1910-1980
    The Car and Car Services, 1910-1960s
    Commercial - Auto Related
    Car Wash
    Eligibility Standards
  • May also be significant under a theme within the Architecture context
  • Significant as a property type (C)
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Was designed and historically used for the sale, service, maintenance or collective off-street parking for the automobile
  • Demonstrates convenient automobile access from the street
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Materials
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a carwash from the 1960s. Exhibits distinctive features of the automobile commercial development from this era. Not eligible for the National Register at this time because it is not yet 50 years of age or of exceptional importance.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1965-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: b294ca8b-b627-4beb-aabd-c851325dbfcd
    Property Identification Number: 171B177 603
    Property Identification Number: 171B177 606
    Property Identification Number: 171B177 609
    House ID: 72668

    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)