Ask Chris: Which Came First: Buena Vista Avenue or Buena Vista Pictures?

Our in-house historian has the answer

The avenue got there first. Sometime between Burbank’s incorporation in 1911 and 1924, when it appears on a bank map, the city bestowed the name “Buena Vista” to this street with a “good view.” Walt didn’t move to Burbank until 1940, starting the Buena Vista Film Distribution Company in 1953.