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U.S. Post Office - Burbank Downtown Station
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member showbizkid
N 34° 10.820 W 118° 18.565
11S E 379330 N 3782925
Quick Description: The Burbank Downtown Post Office, now called the "Bob Hope Branch" was built in 1938 and was originally Burbank's main Post Office branch.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2006 10:33:06 AM
Waymark Code: WMDGB
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member chstress53
Views: 94

Long Description:

The Burbank Downtown post office was built in 1938 and is in the Mission Revival style of architecture popular in Southern California in the 1920's and 30's. The lobby features original Spanish tiles, fine woodworking and two murals honoring Burbank's aircraft construction and movie industries.

The exterior architecture of this building is obscured by pine trees planted along Olive Avenue. With the exception of some regrettable 1970's remodeling of the service counters (think Formica), the interior looks much as it did in 1938.

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One of two murals in the lobby. This one honors Burbank's aircraft plants. The other mural is in the service lobby and honors Burbank movie industry:

Detail of what little of the building can be seen through the trees:

Street address:
125 Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA USA

County / Borough / Parish: Los Angeles County

Year listed: 1985

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture, Art (murals)

Periods of significance: 1925-1949

Historic function: U.S. Post Office

Current function: U.S. Post Office

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 1/1/2006 To: 12/31/2006

Hours of operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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