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1940s - City Hall Police Courtroom
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Burbank Public Library
Burbank City Government
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Burbank Public Library, Burbank in Focus Office
View of a police courtroom on the first floor of the west wing of City Hall in the 1940s. The courtroom was used from City Hall’s opening in 1943 until 1952, when it became part of the City Attorney’s office. The painting behind the bench, titled “Justice,” was painted by artist Bartolomeo (Bartholomew) Mako between 1942 and 1943 and continues to hang in the City Attorney’s office. Mako also designed the bas relief sculpture “A Tribute to Craftsmen” that adorns the exterior of City Hall along Third Street. 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. Notes on rear of photo: “Court room – later became City Attorneys office, circa 1940’s.”
nonprojected graphic
7½ x 9¾ b&w print
local: cco01325
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--1940s--Architecture--Chairs--City halls--Courts--Doors--Interior design--Lamps--Painting--Tables--Police Departments--Buildings--Public
City Clerk's Office

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