Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
5130 N LANKERSHIM BLVD (Primary)
The Casting Center (Alternative)
Important Dates
1949-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
5130 N LANKERSHIM BLVD - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
5130 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Primary
5128 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Alternative
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)
MID-TOWN NORTH HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Office, Low Rise   Use: Historic     Style: Moderne, Streamline     Related Features: Signage
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Unknown Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Planters; Sign Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Glazed, fully; Transom; Double Material: Metal
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Parapet, flat; Flat Material: none defined
Component: Storefront Type: Recessed Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Storefront; Fixed Material: Metal

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Signage altered
Door (primary) replaced
Windows replaced - some
Window surrounds on side facade altered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-08-27
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Related Responses to Modernism, 1924-1970
Streamline Moderne, 1935-1945
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Rounded corners and curved surfaces, emulating a “windswept” appearance
  • Speedlines at wall surfaces, such as horizontal moldings and continuous sill courses
  • Horizontal orientation
  • Flat or nearly flat roofs
  • Unadorned wall surfaces, with minimal ornament
  • Windows “punched” into walls, with no surrounds
  • Retains the essential character defining features of the Streamline Moderne style from the period of significance
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Metal, often steel casement, windows
  • Smooth stucco cladding
  • Integrity Aspects
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Materials
    Setting
    Location
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Streamline Moderne commercial building with prominent signage along a major automobile and commercial corridor. Conveys high quality of design. Due to alterations, may not retain integrity for National Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1949-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: b3f013a5-0a3b-4765-8046-93fa8171218c
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 792
    Property Identification Number: 171B173 797
    House ID: 71276

    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)