1953 – L. Villata


827 Walker Avenue

With this mark, I have dated Villata marks from 1950 to 1953, but they are not common.

One Response to “1953 – L. Villata”

  1. Susan Hupp Says:

    L. Villata signifies Luigi Villata and his brother Stefano Villata who worked in the cement business. They helped to do concrete for the public swimming pool on 45th Street in Oakland near Oakland Tech High School and also cement work for the Orinda Theater. One can see his stamp in North Oakland. Part of the cement in front of 435-43rd Street, although I believe it is not stamped, is his work as were the front stairs and porch of that house.

    [Thanks for this hint! I’ll do a profile of him now. — Andrew]

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