W. D. Perine

w. d. perine

E. 20th Street at 12th Avenue

This confirms that yesterday’s mark is in fact by W. D. Perine. I don’t dare guess the date, which is in the middle of this mark, but marks of this type generally predate 1920.

4 Responses to “W. D. Perine”

  1. Ken Says:

    I’ve been out to this location twice in the past month and have not spotted this mark from this historic sidewalk paver – with much recent concrete sidewalk paving near that corner, I’m afraid that this mark is probably now gone. Fortunately there is still a W.D. Perine mark of this design in Berkeley – thanks to Lincoln Cushing’s website, I located it at the corner of Haste and Fulton.

  2. Andrew Alden Says:

    That would be a shame. As I recall, the mark was on the southeast corner of that intersection.

  3. Ken Says:

    Thanks – I’ll have to go have another look there.

  4. Ken Says:

    I stopped by there this morning and I’m pretty sure the W.D. Perine mark is gone. Lots of recent sidewalk paving around corners in that area, and I think the nice crisp L.R. Wicker mark on 11th Ave. and E. 20th St. is gone as well. There is another, though well-worn, L.R. Wicker mark on the corner of 12th Ave. and E. 19th Street though – I’m sure you’ve seen it and at least that one is still there.

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