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1940s - City Hall Building and Engineering Departments' Office
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Burbank Public Library
Burbank City Government
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Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office
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.”
nonprojected graphic
8 x 10 b&w print
local: cco01323
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--1940s--Architecture--Doors--Floors--Interior design--Lamps--Lighting--Offices--Windows--City halls
City Clerk's Office

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