Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Nin-Pole Residence (Primary)
LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 892 (Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument)
Important Dates
1960-01-01T00:00:00 (Built Date)
Images
Nin-Pole Residence - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
Eric Lloyd Wright
Builder

Location Information

Addresses
2335 N HIDALGO AVE Primary
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Silver Lake - Echo Park - Elysian Valley Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 13 (Council District)
SILVER LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
SILVER LAKE NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Residential-Single Family, House   Use: Historic     Style: International    
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Library and studio additions (Eric Lloyd Wright, 1982)

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2014-07-30T00:00:00
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
Pre-War Modernism, 1919-1945
International Style, 1928-1966
Residential
Eligibility Standards
No standards recorded
Integrity Aspects
No standards recorded
California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
5S1
Significance Statement
The property meets the criteria for HCM designation because it embodies the "distinguishing characteristics of an architectural-type specimen, inherently valuable for a study of a period style or method of construction," as an example of International style residential architecture. The property was the first commission of architect Eric Lloyd Wright (born 1929) and built for Wright's brother Rupert Pole (1919-2006). Wright is the grandson of the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) and son of master architect Lloyd Wright (1890-1978). The HCM nomination lists the property's architectural style as Internationall; however it appears to more closely exemplify Mid-Century Modern architecture, exhibiting many of the style's character-defining features.
Periods of Significance
From: 1960-01-01T00:00:00

Date Evaluated
2014-07-30T00:00:00
Context/Theme
Public and Private Institutional Development, 1850-1980
Cultural Development and Institutions, 1850-1980
Literature, 1850-1980
Writers and Residency in L.A., 1850-1980
Residential
Single-Family Residence
Eligibility Standards
No standards recorded
Integrity Aspects
No standards recorded
California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
5S1
Significance Statement
The property meets the criteria for HCM designation because it is identified with historic personages," as the home of Anais Nin (1903-1977) and her spouse Rupert Pole (1919-2006). Nin was a noted writer and leader in the Women's Rights Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. Pole was the step-grandson of Frank Lloyd Wright and literary executor of Nin's work. During the 1960s and 1970s, the residence was a cultural gathering place for artists, writers, and teachers. The Period of Significance end date is not provided because this information was not available in the HCM application. Although not nominated for it, since the residence was a frequent gathering place for writers, artists, and teachers, the property also meets the criteria for HCM designation under the SurveyLA theme of Literature, Music and Art and sub-theme of Bohemians, Beats and Hippies: Gathering Places.
Periods of Significance
No periods of significance recorded

Designations

Designation and Protection Status

Type: Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument Date: 2007-10-30T00:00:00 -

External References

External System References

Processing ID: HCM-892
Property Identification Number: 147A209 43
House ID: 753396
Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Number: 892

Related Resources

Related Historic Resources

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Related Historic Districts

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Related Activities

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Related Historic Events

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Related People/Organizations

Anais Nin (was made significant by / contributed to the significance of, was owned by / owned)
Rupert Pole (was made significant by / contributed to the significance of, was owned by / owned)
Eric Lloyd Wright (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)

Related Information Resources

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