Structure Type: built works - public buildings - post offices

Designers: Underwood, Gilbert Stanley, Architect (firm); Gilbert Stanley Underwood (architect)

Dates: constructed 1937-1938

2 stories

135 East Olive Avenue
Downtown, Burbank, CA 91502

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Los Angeles architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, who did a great deal of work for the Federal Government during the 1920s and 1930s, designed this Spanish Colonial Revival Burbank Main Post Office in 1937-1938. Underwood created designs for the US Postal Service in Seattle (1937) and San Francisco (1939), in addition to this one in Burbank. He gained his greatest fame for his designs of National Park lodges in Zion National Park (1925) Bryce Canyon National Park (1925), and Grand Canyon National Park (1928).

Building Notes

This post office was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).

PCAD id: 2729