Jay Holt

jay holt

2039 12th Avenue

The numerals are Holt’s phone number. The lettering is interesting; I would put this in the early 1920s.

3 Responses to “Jay Holt”

  1. Ken Says:

    This mark is now mostly gone. The concrete at the lower portion has been ground down, presumably to smooth the transition to the next paving square. All that remains is “JAY” and (barely) what looks to be the very top of the “T” in “HOLT”. I would never have figured out who this was until I saw the photos of these marks on your site.

  2. Andrew Alden Says:

    The beveling program that grinds off so many marks is important for pedestrian safety. . . . Fortunately there are lots more Jay Holt marks around town.

  3. Ken Says:

    Yes, no question that the grinding program is much needed for safety, and of course it’s inevitable that old contractor marks will disappear for one reason or another. I hadn’t seen any Jay Holt marks before but it’s a nice-looking one and I’ll have to check out that on on 102nd Ave. next time I’m out that way. Thanks!

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