Skip to main content

Image / 1940s - City Hall Building and Engineering Departments' Office

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Title
1940s - City Hall Building and Engineering Departments' Office
Contributor
(Photographer)
Contributing Institution
Burbank Public Library
Collection
Burbank City Government
Rights Information
Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office
Description
Interior view of the offices for the Building and Engineering Departments at City Hall in the 1940s. Burbank’s City Hall was designed by architects William Allen and W. George Lutzi in the Streamline Moderne style, a type of Art Deco architecture (also sometimes described as “WPA Moderne”) that became popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Ground was broken across the street from the old city hall in 1941 and construction was completed in 1943. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. The lettering on window at the center-rear of the photo says “Cashier”. The name plate on the counter to the left reads “Building Dept.”, and the lettering on window of the second-from-left office door reads “Building Superintendent”. The name plate on the counter to the right says “Engineering Dept., Street Dept.” and the lettering on the window of the office door on the far-right reads “City Engineer and Street Superintendent”. Notes on rear of photo: “4534-4. 0352. City Hall Interior – Engineering Dept circa 1940’s.”
Type
Image
Format
nonprojected graphic
8 x 10 b&w print
Identifier
islandora:1285
local: cco01323
Subject
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--1940s--Architecture--Doors--Floors--Interior design--Lamps--Lighting--Offices--Windows--City halls
Relation
City Clerk's Office

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: