Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
5621 Whitnall Hwy (Primary)
Important Dates
1952-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
5621 Whitnall Hwy - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner
CR Courtore

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
5621 Whitnall Hwy
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: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: Storybook    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Security door(s) added

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-12-27
Context/Theme
Other Context, 1850-1980
Design/Construction, 1850-1980
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
  • More research needed
  • Integrity Aspects
    No Integrity Aspects checked
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    3S
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Kenneth Worthen-designed "fantasy cottage," a modest single-family residence with distinctive fanciful details and a set-design approach which limits all architectural details to the primary facade. Original building permits for Worthen's fantasy cottages do not identify an architect, however they are attributed to Worthen based on their similarity to a series of cottages in Burbank that are known to be his designs. Worthen was responsible for number of traditional Storybook and Period Revival residences throughout the Toluca Lake and Burbank areas. This particular cottage was constructed a few years after Worthen's death in 1947, suggesting that his designs were sold to one or more builders.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1952-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: b79384e2-7004-4742-915b-b6e16fe4879a

    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)
    CR Courtore (was owned by / owned)

    Related Information Resources

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