Archive for the ‘1930’ Category

1930 – Frank M. Brown

15 January 2015

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3350 68th Avenue

This date is much older than previous Frank Brown marks, but the date is incontrovertible. This part of Millsmont has a bunch of Brown’s marks, so he may have had his address nearby.

1930 – Ed Doty

3 January 2015

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Orral Street at 70th Avenue

I thought I’d seen all the variety to be found in Ed Doty’s marks, but here it looks like for a short time in 1930 he posted the month and day as well as the year.

1930 – H. Drath

10 December 2014

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5912 Foothill Boulevard

Always glad to see an H. Drath mark. And so much of Foothill has been repaved.

1930 – Gus Johnson

16 August 2014

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4740 Allendale Avenue

This block is crowded with Gus Johnson marks from 1930. The majority have the date inside the mark, but many of them have this format, which I think is unique to this year.

1930 – J. H. Green

15 August 2014

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2715 Monticello Avenue

The date is too obscure to be photographed, but I confirmed it with my fingers.

1930 – S. Aiassa

14 August 2014

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4500 Allendale Avenue

S. Aiassa marks are rare outside of North Oakland, but there are several on this block.

1930 – Doyle & Sons

19 July 2014

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2221 50th Avenue

Notice that the S’s are upside down, and also that the second character of “Sons” is a zero, not an oh.