Pursuant to Section 4855(a) of the California Code of Regulations California Register of Historical Resources (Title 14, Chapter 11.5), the following nominations are scheduled for the October 26, 2018 State Historical Resources Commission(SHRC) quarterly meeting, taking place at 9:00 AM, Los Angeles City Hall, Room 1010, 10th Floor, 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012. Meeting notices and agendas will be posted ten days prior to the meeting date.
The SHRC invites comments on the nominations from the public either in writing or at the scheduled public meeting. Copies of nominations are posted as PDF documents below. Written comments can be sent to: State Historical Resources Commission, P.O. Box 942896, Sacramento, CA 94296-0001.
Complete and official listing of nominated properties scheduled for hearing at the above mentioned SHRC Meeting can be found on the meeting agenda via the SHRC Meeting Schedule and Notices page. The nominations on this page may not reflect the most current properties listed on the agenda.
Properties can be removed from the agenda by the State Historic Preservation Officer or the State Historical Resources Commission. No properties can be added to the agenda.
National Register of Historic Places nominations are considered drafts until listed by the Keeper.
California Register of Historic Resources nominations are considered drafts until listed or formally determined eligible for listing by the State Historical Resources Commission.
Calfornia Historical Landmarks and Points of Historical Interest are considered drafts until approved for listing by the State Historical Resources Commission and the Director of California State Parks.
Properties nominated to the National Register of Historic Places
Kelso Historic District (Boundary Increase) amends the 2001 listing of the Kelso Depot, Restaurant and Employees Hotel district to include the schoolhouse and associated resources. The historic district is associated with the development of Kelso as a company town, the town’s relationship to the continued functioning and expansion of the California route of the San Pedro Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad and Union Pacific’s transcontinental railroad, and Kelso’s location as a critical supply stop during World War II and the Korean War.
Vulcan Mine Historic District is comprised of the main mining complex where ore was extracted from an open pit, a transportation corridor that connects it to Kelso, and the loading ramps at Kelso used to transfer the iron ore to railcars. The property is associated with the history of mining in the Mojave Desert, industrial development in the West, and development of steel resources for the production of the Liberty Ships during World War II. Between 1942 and 1947 when Kaiser Corporation Inc. actively mined the property, the mine produced 2,643,000 tons of iron ore. It was the principal source of ore for the steel that went to Kaiser shipyards in Los Angeles, Richmond, and the Portland/Vancouver area that produced 1,490 vessels through the course of the war.
Abell House embodies the distinctive characteristics of a type of construction known locally as a Sea Ranch Binker Barn, and represents the work of California master architect William Turnbull, Jr., FAIA. Completed in 1968, this single-family residence was designed to emphasize harmony with the landscape. The Binker Barn quickly became synonymous with the iconic image of Sea Ranch, a planned, unincorporated Sonoma County community.
Webber Lake Hotel, located in Sierra County, is a two-story building constructed of 10-inch wide hand-hewn and squared pine logs, built in a vernacular style but with visual references to Greek Revival architecture and an elaborate Egyptian Revival entry door. The property is associated with Dr. David Gould Webber, an individual significant to the history of Sierra County and Henness Pass, the road connecting Virginia City, Nevada to Marysville, California.
Asian Americans in Los Angeles, 1850-1980 Multiple Property Submission (MPS) establishes a framework to guide the identification and designation of places significant to Los Angeles’ Asian American communities. Geographically, the contexts cover the history and development of five Los Angeles neighborhoods that have been designated as Preserve America communities— Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Koreatown, Historic Filipinotown, and Thai Town—and also focus on other areas of the city in which these groups settled over time.
Filipino Christian Church, the oldest Filipino American church in Los Angeles, has served as an important social and cultural center of the Filipino American community in Los Angeles. The history of the church and its predecessor organization dates back to the first wave of Filipino immigration to Los Angeles, and its story largely parallels that of Filipino Americans in the greater Los Angeles region. Constructed in 1909 for the Union Avenue M.E. Church, the Craftsman style building with Late Gothic Revival influences was acquired by the Filipino Christian Church in 1950.
Garden Apartment Complexes in the City of Los Angeles 1939-1955 Multiple Property Submission (MPS) establishes a framework to guide the identification and designation of significant garden apartment complexes, an important housing form used by both public and private housing developers following the Second World War. The context documents the history of this housing type in Los Angeles and its significance to the region.
Mar Vista Gardens, located in Los Angeles, is nominated under cover of the Garden Apartment Complexes in the City of Los Angeles MPS. Located in the Del Rey neighborhood of Los Angeles, the complex included sixty-two residential buildings, ancillary buildings, a play area and baseball diamond on a forty-three acre site, built in 1954 using public housing funds made available by the Housing Act of 1949. The property was designed using Garden City planning principles by project architect Albert Criz and project engineer Morris V. Goldsmith.
Aloha Apartment Hotel, a four-and-a-half-story, U-shaped Mediterranean Revival style building built in 1928, is a significant local example of an early twentieth century property type, a multi-family, residential hotel building. Built during a time of rapid residential and commercial growth of Hollywood and the motion picture industry, this type of building was an architectural response to a tangible need. Its construction relates to the broader theme of Los Angeles commercial development in the 1920s and 1930s.
Hollywood Argyle Apartments, a four-story, Italian Renaissance Revival style building, was constructed in 1927. The property is associated with Hollywood’s transformation from an outlying suburban community into an urban, commercial center, and is highly representative of the construction of midrise apartment houses, which replaced single-family dwellings in large numbers between about 1920 and 1930. Also known as apartment hotels, this type of multi-family residential building provided tourists or new arrivals in a city with living quarters, accompanied by all or some of the services typically rendered by a hotel.
La Casa del Rey, a four-story, T-shaped Mediterranean Revival style building constructed in 1927 on the block between Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, is a representative local example of the architectural response to the rapid residential and commercial growth of Hollywood and the motion picture industry in the early twentieth century. In contrast to more elite hotels and apartments, La Casa Del Rey is an apartment hotel that catered to a middle-class clientele, a decidedly vital niche in the growing entertainment industry.
San Diego Gas & Electric Capistrano Substation, located in San Juan Capistrano, was constructed in 1917 as a key element of Southern California Edison's (SCE) electrical distribution system, the point where SCE's 50 Hertz power was converted to San Diego Gas & Electric's 60 Hz. The property is an example of SCE's "Monumental" substations, a subtype of the company's architectural program intended to visually enhance SCE buildings via the use of formal architectural design, coupled with the durable, fire-resistant reinforced concrete buildings. The building was later sold from SCE to SDG&E.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 26, 2018. Nominations to be heard on the October 26, 2018 agenda will be posted after August 24, 2018.