Archive for the ‘1907’ Category

1907 – C. J. Lindgren

1 December 2022

2415 Prince Street, Berkeley

Charles J. Lindgren was active in the 1900s decade. I can’t find out much about him, but his son Charles Jr. appears to have continued in the contracting business. There is this alarming item from 1908 about him getting in a fist fight on a Berkeley streetcar.

1907 – Peterson & Adler

5 November 2022

1808 Fairview Street, Berkeley

Some stamps from Berkeley 1

6 May 2016

I’ve decided that since I’ve seen every bit of Oakland’s sidewalks, it’s now OK to fill in missing dates of Oakland’s sidewalk makers from out of town. Here’s the first installment.

1905 – Contra Costa Construction Co.


Arch Street, at The Berk (2311 Le Conte Avenue), Berkeley

There’s just one example of this mark in Oakland, from 1904.

1906 – Contra Costa Construction Co.


2107 Addison Street, Berkeley

This is in front of the Hot Cups Cafe. The building has a plaque on the front, on Shattuck Avenue, stating that it was the first site of the California Academy of Arts and Crafts (now CCA).

1907 – Hall & Nelsen


1876 Arch Street, Berkeley

There is only one example of this mark in Oakland, from 1918.

1910 – Blake & Bilger


1862 Arch Street, Berkeley

Blake & Bilger marks are rare and special, so I’m pleased to add a new year’s date from this iconic Oakland firm.

1907 – Peterson & Adler

8 August 2011


5702 Genoa Street

1907 – Blake & Bilger

2 April 2011


5400 block Gaskill Street

1907 – Peterson & Adler

8 April 2010


737 44th Street

This and yesterday’s mark are on the same block. I may be silly for doing this, but I’m documenting every mark I find from before 1910, so you will find duplicates.

1907 – Peterson & Adler

7 April 2010


700 44th Street