Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Air Raid Siren No. 93 (Historic)
Air Raid Siren No. 93 (Primary)
Important Dates
1940-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Air Raid Siren No. 93 - PHOTO
Resource Types
Object
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
"Olive St (west side), between 1st St and 2nd St"
Administrative Areas
Los Angeles City Council District 14 (Council District)
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Institutional-Military, Air Raid Sirens and Shelters   Use: Historic     Style: Not Applicable    
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP39. Other          
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2016-02-04
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
  • Was constructed between 1939 and 1960
  • Is one of the four air raid siren design types - rotating, birdhouse, wire spool and flattened birdhouse
  • Represents an important phase in the history of civil defense during World War II and the Cold War
  • Integrity Aspects
    Setting
    Location
    Workmanship
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Feeling
    Materials
    Design
    Association
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3S
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    "Air raid siren; ""wire spool"" type on a freestanding pole; associated with World War II and Cold War military infrastructure."
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1940-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: e8f1c3e0-80d5-4521-a89e-d8ad598cd865

    Related Resources

    Related Historic Resources

    None

    Related Historic Districts

    None

    Related Activities

    SurveyLA - Central City Survey (was assessed in / assessed)

    Related Historic Events

    None

    Related People/Organizations

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

    Related Information Resources

    Images
    Documents
    SurveyLA: Central City Historic Resources Survey Report (Document/Text, is referred to in / refers to)