The partnership between the Burbank Historical Society and Story Tavern continues to make history as the tavern will sponsor its second annual fundraiser for the society beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.
The date, July 8, is significant for two reasons. It is the date the city was incorporated as well as the day the pub opened last year. Story Tavern now occupies the historic building at 150 S. San Fernando Blvd., which once housed Story Hardware, owned by Burbank's first mayor Thomas Story, at the time of the city's incorporation in 1911.
An interesting fact is that the fire bell was installed over the hardware store's entrance in the early days, and it would sound whenever there was a fire in town, said Sue Baldaseroni, president of the historical society.
When tavern owners were considering how to decorate the walls, the historical society came to the rescue, sharing copies of photographs in its vast collection stored in its museum files.