Glendale, with a population of 208 000, is the third largest city in Los Angeles County and the 17th largest in California. It is located in the San Fernando Valley on the east end and is interested by the Verdugo Mountains.
The median income for residents in Glendale is $57,112, which is about average for Los Angeles County. Records collected by the City state the top employers (in no particular order) are Acco engineering Systems and Diagnostic Laboratories, City of Glendale, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, Glendale Community College, Glendale Memorial Medical Center, Glendale Unified School District, Nestle, Public Storage, and Walt Disney Imagineering.
The largest employer for many years was Grand Central Airport, which was built in 1923. It was the first official terminal for the Los Angeles area and contributed to aviation development in the United States. Charles Lindbergh began the first west to east transcontinental flight from Glendale Central Airport. Built from inspiration of Spanish style architectural elements and Art Deco themes, the main terminal building still stands and is an important element of Glendale’s history. Up until 1959, The Grand Central Business park used to be the Grand Central Air Terminal Building. During World War 2, the building was camouflaged to protect it from enemy attacks.
The city has a “Special Collections” section in the Glendale Public Library, which has many original documents and records on Glendale history. In 1950, the Jewel City Cat Fanciers Club donated over 20,000 volumes to the library, making it the largest collection of books on cats in the world. It is a special collection and will be kept permanently on view for those who are part of the club.
A couple of famous restaurants chains began in Glendale. Bob’s Big Boy hamburger restaurants originated on East Colorado in 1936 and Baskin-Robbins ice cream parlours started in Adams Square in 1945.
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