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1948 - Public Service Department Building Groundbreaking
Paul E. Wolfe (Photographer)
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Burbank Public Library
Burbank City Government
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Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office
Photo of Burbank city officials at a Public Service Department groundbreaking ceremony in 1948, likely for the PSD administration building. Left to right: James Lapsley, Floyd Jolley, James McCambridge, Paul Brown, and Ralph Hilton. Building began in January, 1948, and was completed in July, 1949. Built at a cost of $500,000, the two-story, air-conditioned structure was part of a $6-million construction program planned by Public Service Department General Manager McCambridge. The building was dedicated August 11, 1949. The Public Service Department, formed in 1913, changed its name to Burbank Water and Power in 2001.
nonprojected graphic
7½ x 9½ b&w print
local: bwp00005
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Buildings--Public--Mayors--City council members--Jolley, Floyd J.--Brown, Paul L.--Hilton, Ralph H.--Public Services Department--Department of Water and Power--1940s
Burbank Water and Power

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