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 July 30, 2021 State Historical Resources Commission(SHRC) quarterly meeting, taking place at 9:00 AM. This will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. Dial-in access will also be available. Register for the meeting online via this Zoom link. 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
Consolidated Orange Growers Precooling & Ice Plant is situated prominently at the heart of the city of Orange. Adjacent to the Santa Fe Railroad tracks, it played a significant role in the cold storage, shipping, and distribution of citrus fruit throughout the nation. The 14,400 square foot Precooling Plant was constructed in 1930, with a significant 4,400 square foot Ice Plant addition in 1939. Minor interior modifications were made to accommodate office and residential adaptive reuse.
Fairfax Theatre is a mixed-use building consisting of a cinema triplex, retail shops, and second floor offices. The Art Deco style building, completed in 1930, is located at the intersection of Beverly Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. The theater became the center of the developing neighborhood’s social life both as a venue for entertainment, and as a center for fundraising for local Jewish synagogues, temples, clubs, and charities. The building’s retail storefronts served as a neighborhood commercial center, with ethnic specialty stores and restaurants.
Hobart Building in San Francisco’s Financial District is an excellent example of an early twentieth century commercial skyscraper that embodies the distinctive characteristics of the French Renaissance Revival style, designed by master architect Willis Polk at the height of his career. The Hobart Building was constructed in 1914 during San Francisco’s reconstruction period following the 1906 earthquake and fires and leading up to the opening of the 1915 Panama–Pacific International Exposition, intended to showcase San Francisco’s resilience to the nation and the world.
Malaga Cove Plaza is a shopping, office, and community center building complex, constructed between 1925 and 1964. An excellent example of Mediterranean Revival architecture as applied to a continuous grouping of commercial buildings around a central plaza with fountain, the district—evoking a Mediterranean village in appearance—was a critical component of the master-planned City of Palos Verdes Estates, the work of notable city planner Charles Cheney and landscape architecture firm Olmsted Brothers.
Ontario Baseball Park was the type of project that touched all social and economic levels of a community and worked towards improving neighborhood relations. The ballpark was constructed in 1937 to the standards of a major league baseball field to attract professional teams from across the United States to spend their annual spring training in Ontario, an economic boost to the city during the Great Depression. Funded and constructed by the WPA, the ballpark is an excellent example of a Depression-era program success that continues to support the recreational activities of Ontario’s residents.
Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics Munk Laboratory is located on a coastal bluff at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in La Jolla and is part of the University of California San Diego campus. IGPP has been the location at which numerous, groundbreaking contributions have been made in physical oceanography and geophysics by noted SIO faculty, including the father of oceanography in whose honor the lab was named, Dr. Walter H. Munk. The 1963 lab is the work of master architect Lloyd Ruocco who was essential to the development of the local Modern movement in San Diego.
Flamingo Hotel was designed by Las Vegas architect Homer Rissman for developer Hugh Codding. The 1957 resort in the Mid-Century Modern architectural style includes a conference center and four hotel wings attached by connecting hyphens arranged in a wheel spoke pattern around a central courtyard and swimming pool. The City of Santa Rosa designated the original sign—in the form of a tall, three-sided pylon topped by a stylized flamingo—a local landmark in 1997. Metal letters with neon backlighting spell out Flamingo along the pylon.
Hotel Lenhart, located in downtown Sacramento, is a nine story hotel originally constructed in 1911-1912 as two separate buildings, a hotel and office building, later combined into a single hotel in 1933. Both were designed by the Seadler & Hoen firm, well known in Sacramento for their fusion of Prairie and Colonial Revival architecture. The property became a residential hotel in the 1960s, providing "housing of last resort" to workers, disabled adults and senior citizens displaced by the redevelopment of Sacramento's West End.
Alberta Candy Factory, located in San Francisco's Central Waterfront, was designed by Emil A. Neumarkel for Max Levin, a scrap metal dealer, and constructed in 1919. The building was leased to candy manufacturer Alberta Candy Company in 1924. The building is significant for its role in San Francisco's confectionary industry and as a locally significant example of an American Commercial Style industrial loft building.
The next State Historical Resources Commission meeting is scheduled for Friday, July 30, 2021. Nominations to be heard on the July 30, 2021 agenda will be posted after May 28, 2021.