Archive for the ‘1995’ Category

Jackson’s Device and other delights

4 March 2016

Poking around Oakland’s old downtown has yielded some more overlooked old things. Take P. H. Jackson’s Device for Plentiful Ventilation, on Harrison south of 14th Street.

jacksons-device

Somehow I don’t think it’s functioning any more. This is the same Jackson I featured two weeks ago. I found another configuration of ventilator from the Jackson company, this one with a patent date of 1893.

sidewalklights-jacksons-1893

And as I suspected when I finished the big citywide survey, marks would continue to appear that I’d missed the first time through.

1923 – N. J. Lindstrom

1923v

722 Washington Street

At this time N. J. Lindstrom was using both this straight mark and a racetrack mark. That tiny little “S” also appears in his mark from 1922.

1995 – J.R.’s Landscaping

1995e

202 Webster Street

It’s no surprise I missed this one before. Presumably I decided it was indecipherable, but that isn’t true.

Corners: Alice and Fourth Streets

alice-4th

This makes the 12th corner I’ve documented with names stamped in the concrete. Notice that while the street signs on 4th Street spell it “4th,” this says “Fourth.”

1995 – Mike Walton

20 August 2015

1995d

International Boulevard at 98th Avenue

Right at the bus stop.

1995 – Benito

11 July 2014

1995c

4721 Davenport Avenue

This whole street was paved in one go by Hal Bennett, probably in the late 1940s, but Benito—he did this driveway.

1995 – Apodaca Bros.

22 January 2013

1995b

1015 16th Street

I stared at this one pretty good, and I’m saying it’s 1995.

1995 – Rick’s Produce

22 March 2011

1995

401 4th Street

1995 – Apodaca & Huelga

27 December 2010

1154 Winsor Avenue