Resource Report

Historic Resource Summary

Names
Venice Canal System (Primary)
Venice Canal Historic District (Alternative)
LA Historic-Cultural Monument No. 270 (Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument)
Venice Canal Historic District (National Register of Historic Places)
Important Dates
1905-01-01T00:00:00 (Built Date)
Images
Venice Canal System - PHOTO
Resource Types
Site
Architect
Owner

Location Information

Addresses
Location Description
No descriptions recorded
Administrative Areas
Venice Community Plan Area (Community Plan Area)
Los Angeles City Council District 11 (Council District)
VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (Neighborhood Council)
MARINA PENINSULA NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)
VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD (Neighborhood)
11 (Council District)
VENICE NC (Neighborhood Council)

Resource Description

Classification
Type: Infrastructure-Water & Power, Canal/Aqueduct   Use: Historic     Style: Not Applicable    
Features
No components recorded

Narrative Description

No description available
Alterations
No alterations listed

Resource Significance

Evaluation Details

Date Evaluated
2014-08-05T00:00:00
Context/Theme
Other Context, 1850-1980
Important Persons/Individuals, 1850-1980
Other
Eligibility Standards
No standards recorded
Integrity Aspects
No standards recorded
California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
1S
5S1
Significance Statement
The property meets the criteria for HCM designation because it is identified with "an historic personage," as the creation of developer Abbot Kinney. Kinney was a Los Angeles businessman who incorporated the canals into his idea for "Venice of America," a Southern California beach resort.
Periods of Significance
From: 1905-01-01T00:00:00

Date Evaluated
2014-08-05T00:00:00
Context/Theme
Pre-Consolidation Communities of Los Angeles, 1850-1932
Venice, 1850-1925
Important Events in Venice History, 1850-1925
Other
Eligibility Standards
No standards recorded
Integrity Aspects
No standards recorded
California Historic Resources Status Codes (explanation of codes)
1S
5S1
Significance Statement
The resource meets the criteria for HCM designation because it reflects the "broad cultural, economic, or social history of the nation, state, or community." Part of a beach resort known as "Venice of America," the original canal system served as the hub of the coastal city as an attempt to replicate the ambiance of the original European canals. The property meets Criterion A for National Register designation for similar reasons.
Periods of Significance
No periods of significance recorded

Designations

Designation and Protection Status

Type: National Register of Historic Places Date: none defined
Type: Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument Date: 1983-07-15T00:00:00 -

External References

External System References

Processing ID: HCM-270
Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument Number: 270
National Register of Historic Places Reference Number: 82002193

Related Resources

Related Historic Resources

None

Related Historic Districts

None

Related Activities

None

Related Historic Events

None

Related People/Organizations

Nieman and Company (was built by / built)
Abbot Kinney (was made significant by / contributed to the significance of)

Related Information Resources

Images
Documents
None