Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Valley Federal Bank Tower/ Los Angeles Federal Savings and Loan Association (Primary)
Valley Federal Bank Tower/ Los Angeles Federal Savings and Loan Association (Historic)
Wells Fargo (Alternative)
12160 W VICTORY BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1960-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Valley Federal Bank Tower/ Los Angeles Federal Savings and Loan Association - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
12160 W VICTORY BLVD Primary
12162 W VICTORY BLVD Alternative
6360 N BELLINGHAM AVE Alternative
6356 N BELLINGHAM AVE Alternative
6362 N BELLINGHAM AVE Alternative
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
North Hollywood - Valley Village Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 2 (Council District)
MID-TOWN NORTH HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
N. HOLLYWOOD NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Commercial-Office, High Rise   Use: Historic     Style: Corporate International     Related Features: Parking Lot; Mural
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP07. 3+ story commercial building          
Features
Component: Cladding Type: Stucco, smooth; Glass skin Material: none defined
Component: Construction Type: Steel Material: none defined
Component: Details Type: Sign Material: none defined
Component: Door Type: Glazed, fully; Double Material: Metal
Component: Entryway Type: Columns; Recessed Material: Concrete
Component: Façade Type: Symmetrical Material: none defined
Component: Plan Type: Square Material: none defined
Component: Roof Type: Flat Material: none defined
Component: Window Type: Fixed; Floor-to-ceiling; Grouped Material: Metal

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
Signage altered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-12
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Banks and Financial Institutions, 1870-1980
Commercial - Finance
Bank/Saving & Loan
Eligibility Standards
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features from the period of significance
  • May also be significant under a theme within the Architecture context
  • Significant as a property type (C)
  • Significant for events (A)
  • Was historically designed and used as a bank building
  • Integrity Aspects
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    Association
    Setting
    Design
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    5S3
    3CS
    Significance Statement
    Significant example of a high-rise savings and loan building, representing the prosperity and importance of the home savings and loan business in the San Fernando Valley in the post World War II era.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1960-01-01

    Date Evaluated
    2013-02-12
    Context/Theme
    Commercial Development, 1850-1980
    The Rise of Corporations and Corporate Types, 1945 - 1980
    Corporate Office Buildings, 1945-1980
    Commercial - Office
    High Rise Office
    Eligibility Standards
  • Large-scale building mass (50,000 sq. feet and larger)
  • Employee parking incorporated into the complex, either subterranean or a separate adjacent structure
  • May also be significant under a Modernism theme within the Architecture context
  • May be significant as a type and for its association with a corporation
  • Public areas such as lobbies, restaurants and retail shops
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features of the type from the period of significance
  • Dates from the period of significance
  • Designed for a major U.S. corporation as its regional headquarters
  • Employee amenities such as cafeterias, conference rooms and lounges
  • Integrity Aspects
    Feeling
    Design
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Association
    Location
    Setting
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    3CS
    3S
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a high rise corporate bank tower in the San Fernando Valley. One of only a few high-rise corporate towers constructed in the Valley at the time. Valley Federal occupied the building from 1960 until c.1978.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1960-01-01
    To: 1978-12-31

    Date Evaluated
    2013-02-12
    Context/Theme
    Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
    L.A. Modernism, 1919-1980
    Post-War Modernism, 1946-1975
    Corporate International, 1949-1975
    Commercial
    Eligibility Standards
  • Lack of applied ornament
  • Box-shaped form
  • Constructed of concrete, steel and glass
  • Horizontal bands of flush, metal-framed windows, or curtain walls
  • Articulated ground story, often double-height and set back behind columns or pilotis
  • Integral parking lot, either subterranean or above grade
  • Landscaped plaza or integral plantings at ground floor
  • Retains the essential character defining features of Corporate Modernism from the period of significance
  • Was constructed during the period of significance
  • Exhibits quality of design through distinctive features
  • Flat roofs, either with flush eaves or cantilevered slabs
  • Integrity Aspects
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Workmanship
    Location
    Design
    Setting
    Materials
    Feeling
    Association
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    3S
    3CS
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of the Corporate International style in a bank tower designed by significant postwar architects Honnold and Rex. It exhibits high quality of design.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1960-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: f6251bd8-f626-4bfd-b7c2-5af6f782ee4a
    Property Identification Number: 180B165 754
    Property Identification Number: 180B165 754
    Property Identification Number: 180B165 754
    Property Identification Number: 180B165 754
    Property Identification Number: 180B165 754
    House ID: 129538

    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)
    Douglas Honnold & John L. Rex (Architecture/Design Firm or Partnership, was designed by /designed)

    Related Information Resources

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