Wes Clark posted the following at his Burbank 'what's new' site (link):
5/22/09 - Thanks to reader Lyla El-Safy I can post some images from the now defunct Burbank Military Academy's 1936 editon of "the Buzzer," their yearbook. Image one, Image two, Image three, Image four, Image five and Image six. Lyla writes, "There were photos of the dorm rooms, boys doing their activities, etc. I did notice a mention that the Academy was started in 1932. I would guess it was started by Mrs. L.G. DeMonbrun, the Manager-Owner, who is shown after the title page in a photo with Dedication." Does anyone have any more information about the BMA - where it was located, when it closed, etc.? (May 26, 2009 update here)
Then Pam Kirkwood forwarded this email from Wes:
Maybe you all received this from Wes Clark...I have never heard of the Burbank Military Academy, have you? I will have to ask my Dad...Check this out...Pam
Pam - Something of historical interest for the Loop… I posted some images from a 1936 Yearbook of the now-defunct Burbank Military Academy. (See 5/22 entry at http://wesclark.com/burbank/new.html) I didn’t even know we had a military academy in Burbank! Does anyone have any details? Where it was located, when it closed, etc.? If so, please drop me a line at email@example.com – thanks! - Wes Clark, BHS
Then Herb Vincent wrote:
The Burbank Military Academy is located one door west of Rosita Ave. on about Myers or Lincoln. Ray Brown '47 pointed it out to me one time. It has a "BMA" sign over the door.
Hope this helps
I will have to take a ride up that way and see if I can find what he is talking about. I can't imagine that the school still exists...There is no mention of it on the internet when I Google it.
Then I looked around online and found the following recent photos of the BMA (link) which are now apartments.
Yeah - TEAMWORK!