Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Woodlake Lanes (Primary)
Woodlake Lanes (Historic)
23130 W VENTURA BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1960-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Woodlake Lanes - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
23130 W VENTURA BLVD Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Canoga Park - Winnetka - Woodland Hills - West Hills Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 3 (Council District)
WOODLAND HILLS-WARNER CENTER NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
WOODLAND HILLS NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Entertainment, Bowling Alley   Use: Historic     Style: Googie     Related Features: Signage
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP06. 1-3 story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Brick; Stucco, smooth Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Sliding; Double; Glazed, fully Material: Metal
Component: Façade Type: Asymmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Irregular Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat; Folded Plate Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Grouped; Fixed Material: Metal

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Door (primary) replaced
Reflective glazing in coffee shop windows

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2012-08-27
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Post-War Modernism, 1946-1976
Googie, 1935-1969
Commercial
Eligibility Standards
  • Common building types include coffee shops, car washes, service stations, motels, drive-ins, and bowling alleys
  • Building forms may display sharp angles and sweeping curves
  • Dramatic rooflines, including butterfly, folded plate (zig-zag), dome and cantilever
  • Extensive use of glass, such as floor-to-ceiling plate glass windows
  • May include natural features such as rocks, palm trees and other plantings
  • Is a good example of the Googie architecture style
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Often incorporates applied details, including neon signage and geometric ornamentation
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Variety of materials, including stucco, brick, stone, wood
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Association
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    Setting
    Design
    Location
    Feeling
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of the Googie style, with distinctive features such as the folded-plate roof of the coffee shop.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1960-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2012-10-18
    Context/Theme
    Commercial Development, 1850-1980
    Post World War II Commercial Recreation, 1940-1975
    Commercial - Recreation
    Bowling Alley
    Eligibility Standards
  • Is an excellent example of the property type
  • May also be significant under themes within the Architecture context
  • Played a significant role in the social and/or cultural history of the neighborhood or region
  • Retains most of the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Was developed during the Post WWII Period as a neighborhood or regional commercial entertainment and recreation venue
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Association
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Materials
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3S
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a post World War II bowling alley. Bowling alleys from this era are an increasingly rare resource.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1960-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: d30a2b90-e49d-4d9b-b272-9cea2f1a7f0a
    Property Identification Number: 171B097 747
    House ID: 56848

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

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    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

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

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