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Downtown Civic Center

City Hall         city hall fountain            Civic Center            Courthouse Parking Structure

City Hall                   City Hall Fountain      "Tribute to Craftsman"     "Burbank Evolves"

 City Hall         Four Freedoms           Burbank Industry           Justice

Bronze Medallion        "Four Freedoms"           Burbank Industry"                "Justice"

civic center        Library          Police/ Fire Headquaters          Pillars of Community

"Dreaming Dog"          "Dr. David Burbank"         "The Guardians"     "Pillars of Community"

FO        300 E Providencia Ave          UT    250 E Olive

"Police and Fire Opera"   "Alice by the Bay"        "Untitled Terrazo"       Civic Plaza

 

 

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City Hall

275 East Olive Avenue
William Allen & W. George Lutzi

A WPA funded regency modern structure. The elaborate fountain located at the front of the building sets the tone of grand entry. The staircase leads past a deco period fountain. As you enter into the building, the sense of the buildings importance and magnificence is enhanced by an ornately design staircase that leads to the second floor. The lobby features brass rails, art deco detailing on the light fixtures and window screens. Over 20 different types of marble are used in this space.

Date Completed:
1943

Ownership:
City of Burbank
 

City Hall
 

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CITY HALL FOUNTAIN

275 East Olive Avenue
William Allen & W. George Lutzi

It is an elaborate fountain of tile, stone & terra cotta that features muted deco tones of green, light blue and matte black. Design motifs including the "zigzag" pattern of tile and the highly stylized representation of nature (fish) add to the fountain's deco character. The center bowl of the fountain is a cream color with soft scalloped edges and a ribbed base. It is located at the top of the stairwell entry to City Hall. The fountain has two lower tiers that are geometric and follow the articulation of the surrounding stairs. The water feature includes cast fish figures on all three levels. The fish activate the water movement into and around the fountain.

Date Completed:
1943

Ownership:
City of Burbank 
 

 

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"Tribute to Craftsman" 

275 East Olive Avenue
Bartholomew De Mako

Located on the North side of City Hall facing Third Street, this bas relief features a visual narrative of the work of labor and construction. Images included a surveyor, a man operating a bulldozer, tools, and various men in construction attire. The work is inset within a rectangular format. The angular style gives the characters strength.

Date Completed:
1943

Ownership:
City of Burbank 

Civic Center

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"Burbank Evolves"

Courthouse Parking Structure  
South Third Street and East Angeleno Avenue 
John "Tony" Sheets

 Using a technique known as concrete form lining, the artist provides a unique narrative depiction of an artwork that traces the history of early California, the development of the San Fernando Valley and the City of Burbank.

Date Completed:
August 1994

Ownership:
City of Burbank 
Courthouse Parking Structure

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Bronze Medallion

275 East Olive Avenue
William Allen

A 3’ circular medallion depicting a man holding an airplane
 

City Hall

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"Four Freedoms"

Council Chambers
City Hall
275 East Olive Avenue
Hugo Ballin

Painted in earth tones and muted colors, this mural is based on the Atlantic Charter signed by Franklin Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. It features four majestic symbolic figures in the upper portion of the mural representing Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear. Beneath them are pictured images of the freedoms put in practice in everyday experience. This work is uniquely related to California and its development. Scenes of agriculture, labor struggles and various ethnic people are included.

Date Completed:
1942

Ownership:
City of Burbank

Current Condition of Artwork:
Restored in 2002 by Zakheim Associates

Four Freedoms

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"Burbank Industry"

City Hall Lobby
275 East Olive Avenue
Hugo Ballin


8 ft. by 24 ft. mural depicting representations of airplanes built in Burbank, the motion picture industry, aviation, agriculture and family life. In 1964 the mural's bottom third was removed to make room for a door to a new building addition

Date Completed:
1942

Ownership:
City of Burbank

Current Condition of Artwork:
Restored in 1992 by Zakheim and Associates

Burbank Industry

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"Justice"

City Attorney’s Office
City Hall
275 East Olive Avenue
Bartholomew De Mako


This painting depicts numerous figures, including a woman in a white gown holding the American Flag.

Date Completed:
1943

Ownership:
City of Burbank

Current Condition of Artwork:
Restored in 1995

Justice

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"Dreaming Dog"

Belmont Village
455 E. Angeleno Avenue
Gwynn Murrill

A life-size realistic sculpture of a dog, with a light golden brown patina, placed on granite faced base.

Date Completed:
July 2002

Ownership:
Belmont Village Corporation

civic center

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"Dr. David Burbank"

Burbank Public Library
110 North Glenoaks Blvd.
Rick Doray


Bronze bust sculpture of the City's founder, Dr. David Burbank

Date Completed:
November 1978

Ownership:
City of Burbank

Library

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  "The Guardians"

Police/Fire Headquarters
311 E. Orange Grove
Sheila Cavalluzzi


The bronze figures represent two branches of public service and qualities unique to each. Bonded together, they symbolize combined strength and a commitment to the protection of their community. The Peace Officer depicts an attitude of strength and protection. His right hand holds a radio and his other hand drops down across the corner of the inscription - a reminder that an altruistic human being stands before you. The Firefighter plunges into his work, able and with purpose. The sweeping motion of his torso assures us of his devotion to our safety citywide. The watchful gaze of each figure looks across the future city plaza and the Police and Fire Headquarters, respectively; they are clearly guardians of the people of Burbank
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Date Completed:
1998


Ownership:
City of Burbank
Police/ Fire Headquaters

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"Pillars of Community"

Police/Fire Headquarters
311 E. Orange Grove
Paul Marioni & Ann Troutner

Two dichroic glass columns measuring 16 in. by 56 ft and adjacent to the columns are two 3 ft. etched glass images replicating the Police and Fire Department badges.


Date Completed:
1997

Ownership:
City of Burbank

Pillars of Community

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"Police and Fire Opera"

Police/Fire Headquarters
311 E. Orange Grove
Paul Marioni & Ann Troutner

Mural painted on canvas, depicts historic and contemporary action images of the Police and Fire Department.

Date Completed:
December 1997

 
Ownership:
City of Burbank

FO

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"Alice by the Bay"

Villa Court Apartments
300 E. Providencia Ave.
Anne Sanguinetti

A tile mural of a scenic view of Catalina Island, installed along the face of a large 2nd floor balcony. French windows in the mural complement the real French doors on the balcony above. Wall lanterns and post lanterns along the frontage.

Date Completed:
July 2002

Ownership:
Edward Awad

300 E Providencia Ave

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Untitled Terrazo

Olive Plaza Apartments
450 East Olive Avenue
Marlo Bartels


A terrazzo floor depicting a historic Burbank vineyard, two roundels, and step risers in artistic patterns, and two handmade light fixtures on tile in an artistic pattern.

Date Completed:
October/November 1992

Ownership:
C & P Properties #7.

UT

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Civic Plaza

250 E. Orange Grove

Burbank Civic Plaza

Date Completed: 1995

250 E Olive

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