Resource Description

Resource Summary

Joe Louis Homes Residential Planning District (Primary)
Joe Louis Homes (Alternative)
Resource Types
Planning District
Important Dates
No dates recorded
Keywords (Subjects)
No keywords recorded

Location Information

Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Los Angeles City Council District 7 (Council District)
Arleta - Pacoima Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)


No classifications recorded
Related Features
No features recorded

Resource Descriptions

General Description
"The Joe Louis Homes Residential Planning District is located in the area of Pacoima, bordered by Paxton Street to the north, Weidner Street to the south, Glenoaks Boulevard to the east, and Herrick Avenue to the west. The district sits on flat land and includes 93 residences, all constructed in 1950 in the Minimal Traditional style. Each residence is set back from the street, and several have detached garages. The streets are predominately laid out in a grid pattern and are lined with street trees."

External System References

SurveyLA ID: b7d96a3f-319c-4d55-9fcd-f486b00664bd

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Ethnic Enclaves, 1880-1980
Residential Neighborhood
Eligibility Standards
  • May represent a significant event or movement in the social history of Los Angeles
  • May represent issues relating to deed restriction and segregation
  • Integrity Aspects
    Resource does not retain sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    Significance Statement
    "Significant as a post-World-War II residential subdivision that was marketed to an African American clientele, reflecting racially restrictive housing practices in the San Fernando Valley that persisted into the postwar era. Due to substantial material alterations that have been made to individual properties, the subdivision does not retain sufficient integrity for historic district designation but may merit special consideration in the planning process. The period of significance has been left open-ended pending additional research regarding the duration of the district's identity as an African American enclave."
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1950-01-01

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources


    Related Historic Districts


    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Arleta - Pacoima Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events


    Related People/Organizations

    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    SurveyLA: Arleta-Pacoima Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)