FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Burbank’s Brick Block Building

By On March 18, 2016

The building had a “new” concrete sidewalk installed 1900. And was remodeled to add storefronts

The building had a “new” concrete sidewalk installed 1900. And was remodeled to add storefronts

Have you ever had lunch or Dinner at the Burbank Bar & Grill? If so do you know the building was built In 1888?

Note Post office boxes in the window with a block to stand on to reach them.

Note Post office boxes in the window with a block to stand on to reach them.

That’s right 1888!

It does not look like it did back then after successive remodels but it is the same structure. The cupola was lost during an earthquake and not replaced which is a shame as it was a great feature of the structure.

Take a look at the photos we have of this wonderful historical building. It is one of the oldest buildings in Burbank.

Brick Block Building early shot no

Brick Block Building early shot no

Brick Block-Looking up Olive Ave. Note all the pepper trees 1908

Brick Block-Looking up Olive Ave. Note all the pepper trees 1908

Brick Block-Looking up Olive Ave. Note all the pepper trees 1908

Brick Block-Looking up Olive Ave. Note all the pepper trees 1908