Blake & Bilger Company

blake bilger

344 45th Street

Bilger was the owner of the Rockridge Shopping Center quarry; Blake was one of his partners. Blake & Bilger stamps are not rare, but they’re usually very hard to read. Two others are on 49th Street at Desmond and the corner of College and Hudson. I have seen Blake & Bilger marks in Berkeley with large double numerals in the center field (from 1907 and 1910), but I have yet to find a dated one in Oakland.

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One Response to “Blake & Bilger Company”

  1. Andrew Says:

    The mark at College and Hudson has been destroyed in a recent repaving.

    In other news I did find my first dated Blake & Bilger mark, from 1908.

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