Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SOME INSIGHTS INTO EARLY BURBANK




PRESERVING OUR VALLEY HERITAGE       2013

Burbank Ranch begun in 1867 - Home of Burbank's first mayor.
Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2013
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David Burbank was a dentist in an era where such a profession was both lucrative and challenging. He built his first practice in Maine and saw greater prospects in San Francisco. He moved to Los Angeles to the old Pueblo Plaza area and grew wealthy. When the opportunity arose, Burbank purchased two San Fernando Valley properties, Rancho San Rafael and Rancho La Providencia, which he combined and named for himself. Like his neighbors Issac Lankershim and Issac Van Nuys, Dr. Burbank and his wife Clara began the raising of sheep. Their ranch house stood on the land that is now the back lot of Warner Brothers Studio.                            David Burbank ( 1821 - 1895)  


San Fernando Road in Burbank - c. 1927

 Dedication of Burbank Airport - now Bob Hope Airport on April 26, 1930.

 The California Swim Stadium on Verdugo and California Avenues - sate unknown.

Fillbach Funeral Home - Burbank - date unknown.

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