Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Air Raid Siren #208 (Primary)
Air Raid Siren #208 (Historic)
Important Dates
1940-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Air Raid Siren #208 - PHOTO
Resource Types
Object
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
east side of Coldwater Canyon, south of Vanowen
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 2 (Council District)
GREATER VALLEY GLEN COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
VALLEY GLEN NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Institutional-Military, Air Raid Sirens and Shelters   Use: Historic        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP39. Other          
Features
No components recorded
Architectural Description
Air raid siren mounted on a free-standing steel pole, with a small metal platform near the top. Federal model 2," birdhouse" type.
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-08-01
Context/Theme
Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
Military Institutions and Activities, 1850-1980
Air Raid Sirens and Civil Defense, 1939-1960
Institutional - Military
Air Raid Siren
Eligibility Standards
  • Is one of the four air raid siren design types - rotating, birdhouse, wire spool and flattened birdhouse
  • Was constructed between 1939 and 1960
  • Represents an important phase in the history of civil defense during World War II and the Cold War
  • Most are installed on a building, traffic light, or a freestanding support pole
  • Retains the essential physical features of the type from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Setting
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Design
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Air raid siren; associated with World War II and Cold War military infrastructure.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1939-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: cc85ea57-e999-48b3-824f-03283aac324e

    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)

    Related Information Resources

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