The Burbank Theatre was built by Dr. David Burbank in 1893. Dr. Burbank purchased Rancho Providencia in 1867 from David W. Alexander. In 1871 he obtained title to the "Scott Tract" from Jonathan R. Scott as a result of an 1870 settlement of a dispute over the boundary between Rancho Providencia and the lands of the then defunct Mission San Fernando. The City of Burbank, founded in 1887, rests on this land. Black and white photograph.