Archive for the ‘Gone’ Category

Corners: 65th Street and Herzog Street

25 September 2015


65th Street and Herzog Street

1924 – R. P. Smilie

10 August 2013


3463 Coolidge Avenue

I’ve run into Smilie before as part of Smilie & McArthur.

Incidentally, Coolidge used to be called Peralta Street when this area was part of Brooklyn. When Oakland annexed it, the name had to change because there was already a Peralta Street in West Oakland.

F. W. Metge

2 February 2013


3644 Dimond Avenue

This is right next to the 1912 Hutchinson Co. mark in the Renaissance School property. I think that Metge and Hutchinson worked together on this paving job, which would give Metge a 1912 date too.

1912 – Hutchinson Co.

24 January 2013


3644 Dimond Avenue

This is part of the Renaissance School grounds. Not only does this push Hutchinson Co. back a little earlier, it also tells me that the mark must go back to 1910 at least, because this is clearly a hand-altered 1910 stamp.

Jay Holt

30 May 2012

jay holt

2039 12th Avenue

The numerals are Holt’s phone number. The lettering is interesting; I would put this in the early 1920s.

W. D. Perine

28 May 2012

w. d. perine

E. 20th Street at 12th Avenue

This confirms that yesterday’s mark is in fact by W. D. Perine. I don’t dare guess the date, which is in the middle of this mark, but marks of this type generally predate 1920.

1913 – E. Nelson

18 August 2011


1029 Arlington Avenue

This is definitely not W. E. Nelson as there is no W. I’m assigning it to 1913 because I can’t see what else it could be.