Resource Description

Resource Summary

Names
Central Robertson Manor Historic District (Primary)
Robertson Manor (portion of) (Alternative)
Resource Types
District
Important Dates
No dates recorded
Keywords (Subjects)
No keywords recorded

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Los Angeles City Council District 10 (Council District)
West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
SOUTH ROBERTSON NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)

Classification

Classification
Type: Residential District
Use: Historic
Related Features
No features recorded
No features recorded

Resource Descriptions

General Description
"The Central Robertson Manor Historic District is a single-family residential district located in the Mid-City neighborhood of Los Angeles. The district is bounded by 18th Street, Sawyer Street, Preuss Road, and Holt Avenue. The topography of the district is slightly hilly and streets are curvilinear with consistent street trees. Properties retain uniform setbacks fronted by broad lawns and concrete sidewalks. Nearly all houses in the district have concrete driveways leading to rear, detached garages.All the district's buildings are one-story in height and are built in the Spanish Colonial Revival, French Revival, and Minimal Traditional styles. Typical features of the residences include asymmetrical facades, stucco cladding, clay tile or composition shingle roofing, and consistent scale and massing. Of the 90 total properties, 82 are contributors to the historic district."

External System References

SurveyLA ID: e391dae5-1298-4061-9434-2522bbfd755e

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2016-01-25
Context/Theme
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Developers and the Development Process, 1888-1975
Community and Operative Builders, 1888-1940
Residential Suburb
Subdivision
Eligibility Standards
  • Development may have had a broad influence on suburban planning and design in L.A.
  • Developers known for creating distinctive or innovative suburban design concepts may also be considered a "master" under Criterion C
  • As a whole, retains the essential physical and character-defining features from the period of significance
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Association
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Setting
    Design
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a late 1930s to early 1940s residential subdivision planned and developed by notable Los Angeles builder Elwain Steinkamp.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1938-01-01
    To: 1942-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2016-05-25
    Context/Theme
    Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
    Housing the Masses, 1880-1975
    Period Revival Neighborhoods, 1918-1942
    Automobile Suburb
    Neighborhood
    Eligibility Standards
  • May be associated with important developers, architects and/or landscape designers
  • Detached garages located at the rear of lots, if present
  • Retains original planning features including street patterns, buildings setbacks, landscape or street features
  • Mostly one- and/or two-story single-family residences
  • District boundaries will typically follow the original subdivision plates, although vacant parcels and non-contributing buildings may be excluded along the perimeters
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Association
    Design
    Feeling
    Workmanship
    Setting
    Location
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a Period Revival neighborhood primarily containing single-family residences in the Spanish Colonial Revival and French Revival as well as the Minimal Traditional style. Contributors exhibit the essential character-defining features of the style.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1938-01-01
    To: 1942-01-01

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    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: West Adams-Baldwin Hills-Leimert Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)