Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Intersection of Lake Drive and Franklin Canyon Drive (Primary)
Important Dates
1940-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Intersection of Lake Drive and Franklin Canyon Drive - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Intersection of Lake Drive and Franklin Canyon Drive
Administrative Areas
Bel Air - Beverly Crest Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 4 (Council District)
BEL AIR-BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
BEVERLY CREST NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: Spanish Colonial Revival     Related Features: Wall, Retaining; Mature vegetation
Type: Vacant/Not in Use   Use: Current        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP02. Single family property          
Features
Component: Chimney Type: Interior; Stucco Material: none defined
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, textured; Stone, cut Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Stone Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Unknown Material: Unknown
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Porch Type: Roof, shed; Posts (Porch Supports); Projecting Material: Wood
Component: Roof Type: Gable, side; Eaves, boxed Material: Clay tile
Component: Window Type: Sliding; Single Material: Aluminum
Component: Window Type: Awning; Single; Divided lights Material: Wood
Architectural Description
There is a full, exposed basement level at the rear of the house.
Alterations
Windows boarded up
It appears that the entire structure is stone based upon the depth of the recessed window and door openings. The stucco may be non-original.

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-09-23
Context/Theme
Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
New Deal Programs, 1933-1938
WPA, 1933-1938
Other
Eligibility Standards
  • Was constructed as part of the WPA program
  • No CDFs/Associative Features checked
  • Integrity Aspects
    Design
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Setting
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Materials
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    This was apparently the caretaker's residence for the Franklin Canyon Reservoir, which traces its beginnings to 1914. The reservoir was built by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in upper Franklin Canyon. The residence may have been constructed in 1940 by the WPA, as many other improvements in the park were constructed that year. During the 1970s, the canyon was spared from development through the efforts of conservationist Sooky Goldman and Congressman Howard Berman, which resulted in the creation of the Franklin Canyon Park in 1981. The residence is located in the lower portion of the canyon known as Franklin Canyon Ranch. It was once the summer retreat of Edward L. Doheny, the oil baron.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1940-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: bd60dab8-dfb5-4c82-b26b-aac72f9bc3cb

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Bel Air - Beverly Crest Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    GPA Consulting, Inc. (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Bel Air-Beverly Crest Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)