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Emergency hospital facilities, part of the city’s civilian defense control center located in City Hall in 1943. According to an August 8, 1942, story in the Los Angeles Times, staff had moved into the still-under-construction building as a precaution “because of the possibility of [air] raid casualties.” 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. Note on rear of photo: “City Hall - basement. Emergency Hospital 1943.”
nonprojected graphic 8 x 10 b&w print
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Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--1940s--City halls--Hospitals--Lamps--Medical instruments and apparatus--Medical supplies--Sinks (Plumbing fixtures)