Archive for the ‘1910’ Category

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.

1910 – F. E. Nelson

1 March 2012


Brooklyn Avenue at Haddon Road

This is a better mark than my previous example from this year.

1910 – The Oakland Paving Co.

21 November 2010


5950 Romany Road

Even before I started this blog, the pair of marks at the corner of Cross and Romany Roads stood out to me. I imagine that the workers of The Oakland Paving Co. were eager to show off their work in the then-new subdivisions of Broadway Terrace. Consequently this mark is deep and precise, ready for another century of service.

1910 – Frank Salamid & Co.

25 November 2009


486 59th Street

1910 – J. O. Adler

1 November 2009


464 63d Street

1910 – P. Ryan

17 August 2009


4905 Lawton Avenue

1910 – F. E. Nelson

25 March 2009


5521 Vicente Way