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Saturday, May 24, 2014

BURBANK TYPIFIES VALLEY BUILDING EXPLOSION OF THE 1950s

BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

      These images from the Annual Report of the City of Burbank ending June 1950, are important examples of the post WWII building explosion that occurred in the greater San Fernando Valley. In the decade to come, virtually all of the agricultural lands of the Valley disappeared with housing tracks replacing them. Demands on the infrastructure were massive; roads to be paved, schools opened or expanded, refuse disposal, sewage and much more.

San Fernando Valley housing tract c. 1949 - click on image to enlarge it. 

 Refuse collection City of Burbank 1950

 Paving plant and rock pit, built on river wash. Photos by Paul E. Wolfe - official photographer for the City of Burbank 1950.  
Booklet gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2014.

 "Batching Plant" utilizing the Valley's natural gravel deposits in 1950

 Aerospace was a vital industry in the Valley in the 1950s.  Seal of the City of Burbank.


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