I spent a couple of hours recently photographing a couple of buildings in downtown Burbank; City Hall I have already posted about today is the Post Office on Olive Ave.

The building is an Mediterranean-styled building containing elements of the Spanish Colonial Revival, the Mission Style, and the Pueblo Style. It was designed and designed and built in the mid to late 1930s by Gilbert Stanley Underwood a notable Los Angeles architects during at the time.


The front entrance features an arched entry façade with a tile floor. The ceilings are exposed wooden beams.

Inside the lobby is decorated with murals, depicting elements of local economic industries of the time, mainly; ‘Aviation’ and ‘Motion Pictures’ and also has exposed beams.

There is period tiling throughout the lobby area depicting classic Spanish/Mexican scenes.

It’s an interesting building and I can think of worse places to queue in for stamps or checking your mail.