Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Silver Saddle Motel Sign (Primary)
Silver Saddle Motel Sign (Historic)
6229 N LANKERSHIM BLVD (Alternative)
Important Dates
1960-01-01 (Built Date)
Images
Silver Saddle Motel Sign - PHOTO
Resource Types
Object
Architect
Builder
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
6229 N LANKERSHIM BLVD Primary
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-Sign, Pylon, Pole, Stantion   Use: Historic        
Type: California OHP Resource Attribute - HP39. Other          
Features
No components recorded
Architectural Description
Motel sign mounted on a free-standing steel pole. Features combination of neon fluorescent and incandescent bulb lighting.
Alterations
Appears to be unaltered

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2013-02-12
Context/Theme
Commercial Development, 1850-1980
Commercial Signs, 1906-1980
Pylons, Poles, Stantions, and Billboards, 1920-1980
Commercial - Sign
Freestanding Pole
Eligibility Standards
  • Retains most of the essential character-defining features of its type
  • Usually freestanding steel poles, rectilinear stucco-faced pylons, towers, or stantions that extend vertically, separate from and usually (especially in post-World War II years) rising to a height above that of the building it advertises
  • Evokes iconic cultural associations with period- or regionally specific commercial establishments, personae, or multiple-family residential properties, and/or is an excellent example of an architectural style or promotional technique from its period
  • Originally constructed as freestanding support for advertisements to be read from a distance by moving audiences
  • May support a combination of backlit plastic, incandescent bulbs, neon tubing, and/or fluorescent tubing
  • May exemplify design features of sans-serif modernism; scripted and slanted typefaces of post-World War II period; askew, modernist or “Googie” styled forms and features; thematic or exotic imagery; or bubble-type, psychedelic
  • Often bear signs on both sides and may include other intersecting shapes and forms that jut from the primary structure at different angles
  • May exemplify design features of Art Deco, Streamline Moderne, exaggeratedly modernist/“Googie,” or thematic architectural styles—streamlines, angularity, offset composition of intersecting forms, fanciful or programmatic pictorial illustrations
  • Pylons, poles, stantions, or towers support metal or plastic boxes (in varying dimensions and shapes), cutouts, spheres, statuary, or other three-dimensional forms
  • Evokes commercial ethos of its period through forms, typography, materials, and/or imagery
  • Integrity Aspects
    Retains sufficient integrity to convey significance
    Location
    Design
    Materials
    Workmanship
    Feeling
    California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
    5S3
    Significance Statement
    Excellent example of a mid-20th century freestanding pole sign with extant neon and incandescent bulb elements. Retains the distinctive design characteristics of the era. This evaluation pertains to the sign only; the motel building has been extensively altered and no longer conveys its historic significance. The sign appears to be of local importance and may not meet significance thresholds for National Register or California Register eligibility.
    Periods of Significance
    From: 1960-01-01

    External References

    External System References

    SurveyLA ID: f6c168ad-9f3c-4422-8eda-56f963f23ed7
    Property Identification Number: 177B169 248
    House ID: 106941

    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)

    Related Information Resources

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