Burbank Villa Hotel, Burbank, California, circa 1887. The Burbank Villa Hotel was built by Dr. Burbank and his son-in-law John W. Griffin in 1887 at a cost of $30,000.00. Later the hotel was renamed the Santa Rosa Hotel and was a popular place for weddings and parties. In the 1920s the hotel was remodeled into apartments and by 1927 it had been torn down and replaced by the post office. San Fernando Valley Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.
This air pollution control vehicle, parked outside Burbank City Hall, belonged to the county of Los Angeles, which created Los Angeles County Air Pollution Control District in 1947. The agency recorded emissions from large power plants, refineries, construction equipment, trains, and airplanes. In 1976, state legislation was passed to expand the agency, and the South Coast Air Quality Management District was born. -- Burbank Historical Society. San Fernando Valley History Digital Library.