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Property Name Lasky-DeMille Barn
Reference Number 14000034
State California
County Los Angeles
Town Los Angeles
Street Address 2100 North Highland Avenue
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 3/4/2014
Areas of Significance Art, Communications, Entertainment/Recreation, Invention
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The Lasky-DeMille Barn is eligible for the National Register under Criterion A at the state level of significance , for its association with the development of the film industry in Hollywood and California, as well as the early growth and development of the City of Hollywood. Notably, the building is the last surviving historical resource associated with the early establishment of the motion picture industry in Hollywood, and the oldest historical resource associated with the establishment of the major motion picture studios. The Lasky-DeMille Barn is also eligible for the National Register under Criterion B, at the local level of significance, for its direct association with productive lives of Jesse L. Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille, two individuals that played an exceptional role in founding the motion picture industry. The Barn' s association with the beginnings of the industry in Hollywood, its direct association with the early careers of Cecil B. De Mille and Jesse Lasky, two of the acknowledged pioneers of the industry , and its continued use as a part of a studio complex and television set combine to make its significance to Hollywood and the film industry irrefutable. The building maintains its integrity of design, materials, workmanship, association, and feeling . It is the only extant example of an agricultural structure in Hollywood repurposed for film use, as well as the oldest extant property continuously associated with the film industry in Southern California.


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