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Municipal Services Building 2nd Floor, 1975
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Burbank Public Library
Burbank City Government
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Interior view of the second floor offices of the Municipal Services Building at Orange Grove Ave. and 3rd St. in the 1970s. Built in 1965, the 46,400-sq. ft. annex adjacent to City Hall provided more space for expanding city agencies and served as headquarters for Planning, Building, Public Works, License and Purchasing, Finance, and Parks and Recreation. In the photo, long public counters hold forms, books, papers and office supplies. Along the back wall are rows of filing cabinets. Signs suspended from the ceiling to direct citizens read: “Zoning,” “License,” “Building,” “Cashier,” and “Planning.” Designed by the architectural firm of A.C. Prescott, Raymond Walley, and Robert White, the building's $650,000 cost was funded by a bond issue approved by Burbank voters in 1963. The general contractor was Enco Construction Company. The Los Angeles Times called the three-story building “ultra-modern” and city workers occupied it from 1966 until 2002. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, the City Council then determined it should be replaced as it no longer met the public’s needs and had been damaged in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. The Municipal Services Building was demolished in 2002 and the Community Services Building at 150 N 3rd Street was erected in its place in 2008.
nonprojected graphic
3½ x 5 b&w print
local: cco01510
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Architecture--Interior design--Offices--Lighting--Ceilings--Signs and signage--City halls--1970s
City Clerk's Office

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