Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Life Magazine/Leimert Park House (Primary)
LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 864 (Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument)
Important Dates
1938-01-01T00:00:00 (Built Date)
Images
Life Magazine/Leimert Park House - PHOTO
Resource Types
Building
Architect
H. Roy Kelley
Builder
Owner
Paul Calvert

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 10 (Council District)
EMPOWERMENT CONGRESS WEST AREA NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
CRENSHAW DIST NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)

Resource Description

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

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No alterations listed

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2014-06-11T00:00:00
Context/Theme
Other Context, 1850-1980
Design/Construction, 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 "embodies the distinguishing characteristics of an architectural-type specimen, inherently valuable for a study of a period style or method of construction," as an early example of the Ranch House.
Periods of Significance
From: 1938-01-01T00:00:00

Date Evaluated
2014-05-21T00:00:00
Context/Theme
Architecture and Engineering, 1850-1980
The Ranch House, 1930-1975
Traditional Custom Ranch House, 1930-1975
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 "embodies the distinguishing characteristics of an architectural-type specimen, inherently valuable for a study of a period style or method of construction," as an early example of the Ranch House.
Periods of Significance
From: 1938-01-01T00:00:00

Date Evaluated
2014-05-21T00:00:00
Context/Theme
Residential Development and Suburbanization, 1850-1980
Early Residential Development, 1880-1930
Early Single-Family Residential Development, 1880-1930
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 reflects a major contribution to "the broad cultural, political, economic or social history of the nation, state, or community." The design and construction of the house was commissioned by Life Magazine as part of a special feature that enlisted notable architects to design modest single-family residences for lower-income households. Designed specifically for Leimert Park, a modest income neighborhood, the property signifies the development of a design typology for affordable residential neighborhoods.
Periods of Significance
No periods of significance recorded

Designations

Designation and Protection Status

Type: Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument Date: 2007-03-20T00:00:00 -

External References

External System References

Processing ID: HCM-864
Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Number: 864

Related Resources

Related Historic Resources

None

Related Historic Districts

None

Related Activities

None

Related Historic Events

None

Related People/Organizations

H. Roy Kelley (Architect/Designer, was designed by /designed)
Paul Calvert (was owned by / owned)

Related Information Resources

Images
Documents
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