Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
McKesson & Robbins Drug Co. Wholesale Warehouse (Primary)
McKesson & Robbins Drug Co. Wholesale Warehouse (Historic)
11149 W VANOWEN ST (Alternative)
Important Dates
1951-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
McKesson & Robbins Drug Co. Wholesale Warehouse - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
11149 W VANOWEN ST Primary
11145 W VANOWEN ST Alternative
11151 W VANOWEN ST 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)
NORTH HOLLYWOOD NORTHEAST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Industrial-Storage, Warehouse   Use: Historic     Style: Modern, Mid-Century Moderne, Streamline    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP08. Industrial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Concrete, masonry unit; Concrete, poured/precast Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Pilasters; Loading Dock Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Double; Glazed, fully; Transom; Sidelights Material: Metal
Component: Door Type: Single; Sidelights; Transom; Glazed, fully Material: Metal
Component: Entryway Type: Recessed; Canopy Material: Stucco
Component: Entryway Type: Recessed; Canopy Material: Stucco
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Rectangular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat; Parapet, flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Casement; Grouped Material: Steel
Component: Window Type: Sliding; Single Material: Vinyl

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Windows replaced - some
Porch rails altered or replaced
Door (primary) replaced
handicap ramp added to side facade

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-13
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
Mid-Century Modernism, 1945-1975
Industrial
Eligibility Standards
  • Simple, geometric volumes
  • Flat roof, at times with wide overhanging eaves
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • For the National Register, property must possess exceptional importance if less than 50 years of age
  • Retains the essential character defining features of Mid-Century Modernism from the period of significance
  • Horizontal massing
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Unornamented wall surfaces
  • Integrity Aspects
    Feeling
    Association
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Design
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3CS
    5S3
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Mid-Century Modern industrial warehouse and company offices designed by significant Los Angeles architect Claud Beelman. Exemplifies the distinctive features of the style as applied to an industrial building, including an emphasis on horizontality and minimal ornamentation through simple geometric forms, particularly around the entryway.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1951-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: c107b227-7120-4773-a18a-af970c7c1337
    Property Identification Number: 183B173 261
    Property Identification Number: 183B173 261
    Property Identification Number: 183B173 261
    House ID: 153616

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities


    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

    McKesson & Robbins Drug Co. (was owned by / owned)
    Architectural Resources Group (Surveying Firm, was surveyed by / surveyed)
    Claud Beelman & Associates (Architecture/Design Firm or Partnership, was designed by /designed)

    Related Information Resources

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