Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
St. John's Presbyterian Church (Primary)
St. John's Presbyterian Church (Historic)
11000 W NATIONAL BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1962-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
St. John's Presbyterian Church - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
11000 W NATIONAL BLVD Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Palms - Mar Vista - Del Rey Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 5 (Council District)
MAR VISTA COMMUNITY COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
PALMS NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Institutional-Religious/Spiritual, Church   Use: Historic     Style: Modern, Mid-Century Googie     Related Features: Tree, Historic
Type: Institutional-Religious/Spiritual   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP16. Religious building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Brick; Other Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Unknown Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Double Material: Metal
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Eaves, wide; Gable, front Material: Composition shingle
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Grouped Material: Aluminum
Component: Window Type: Fixed Material: none defined
Architectural Description
Mosaic tile and decorative cross in gable end; zig-zag roofline on secondary facade with decorative inlaid glass; free-standing structure with cross at front corner of property.
Alterations
No major alterations

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-07-17
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
Mid-Century Modernism, 1945-1975
Institutional
Eligibility Standards
  • Retains the essential character defining features of Mid-Century Modernism from the period of significance
  • No CDFs/Associative Features checked
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of Mid-Century Modern institutional architecture in Palms with Googie style features, including soaring and expressive rooflines, mosaic tile cladding and a free-standing stylized signage element topped with a cross; the Morton Bay Fig Tree on the property is a designated Historic-Cultural Monument.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1962-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: b9e47f39-c968-435f-9b0b-049b074da29d
    Property Identification Number: 120B157 140
    House ID: 997649

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

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

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Palms-Mar Vista-Del Rey Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)