Archive for the ‘1952’ Category

1952 – F. D. Testa

4 December 2019

1715 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda

I have only a single dated example of Testa’s work from Oakland.

1952 – Lee J. Immel

13 October 2019

702 Solano Avenue, Albany

I have only a single Lee J. Immel mark from Oakland, which I think is older than this one.

1952 – Pat Ryan

26 October 2015


2016 103rd Avenue

Pat Ryan must have been a professional, because the work is excellent, but I haven’t seen the name before.

1952 – Larry Frye

16 August 2015


9241 Sunnyside Street

Larry Frye marks are scattered and scarce.

1952 – Lee Railsbach (Railsback)

17 December 2014


2627 60th Avenue

Very interesting: besides being the first hand-drawn mark I’ve found by Hayward contractor Lee Railsback, this sprawling example in a driveway shows that he signed his name Railsbach. Also note the “Greek E’s” he used.

1952 – J. H. Fitzmaurice (V)

16 December 2014


61st Avenue at Foothill Boulevard

This is huge—the first date I’ve found for this configuration of the Fitzmaurice mark.

1952 – Frank M. Brown

9 August 2014


5420 Ygnacio Avenue

My first Frank Brown mark from the 1950s.