Archive for the ‘1938’ Category

1938 – J. Bowen

12 May 2020

707 Alice Street

J. Bowen worked prolifically in North Oakland, mostly, leaving marks that were very rarely dated. I’ve found marks dated from 1935 to 1937, and this hand-drawn mark puts him firmly in 1938 as well.

1938 – Ed Doty (master 17)

20 January 2018

965 Rose Street, Piedmont

This mark establishes the change from Concrete Master 16 to 17 as having taken place early in 1938.

1938 – Frank Lopes

9 November 2015


9811 Olive Street

I’ve recorded this date before, but here’s a strike that removes all doubt.

1938 – C. Troja-Sisto

13 September 2015


7815 Sanford Street

1938 – (F. E.) Flaherty

6 September 2015


9616 Cherry Street

F. E. Flaherty sometimes used a large stamp with just his last name. This loooks like the same one I’ve recorded from 1937.

1938 – C. Valenzuela

3 August 2015


1823 92nd Avenue

This is not only a better strike, but an earlier strike from this founding year of Carlos Valenzuela’s career. Another thing about this driveway site is that he put his mark on the corners of the driveway as well as at the mouth.

1938 – P. Barale

6 May 2015


2338 83rd Avenue

A better strike than my previous example.