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1980 - Ramada Inn Groundbreaking
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Burbank Public Library
Around Burbank: Businesses, Homes, and Streets
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Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office
Burbank Redevelopment Agency Real Estate Officer Don Warner and an unidentified man at the groundbreaking for the Ramada Inn, reported by the Los Angeles Times to be part of a then $22-million hotel and office complex to be constructed at the southeast corner of Hollywood Way and Thornton Avenue, near the airport. The project had been delayed for three years by a Burbank resident's lawsuit charging that the city had improperly sold the land for half its value. On January 10, 1982, the Times reported that the hotel -- still under construction at the time -- would open in August of that year as a Hilton franchise instead. In 2006, the hotel brand and name were again changed, this time to Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport. Notes on back of photo: “1980 Ramada Inn Groundbreaking. Don Warner, City Redevelop Div.”
nonprojected graphic
3½ x 5 b&w print
local: cco01144
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--1980s--Hotels--Automobiles--Construction--Buildings--Municipal officials and employees--Men
City Clerk's Office

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