Archive for the ‘1907’ Category

Some stamps from Berkeley 1

May 6, 2016

I’ve decided that since I’ve seen every bit of Oakland’s sidewalks, it’s now OK to fill in missing dates of Oakland’s sidewalk makers from out of town. Here’s the first installment.

1905 – Contra Costa Construction Co.

1905c

Arch Street, at The Berk (2311 Le Conte Avenue), Berkeley

There’s just one example of this mark in Oakland, from 1904.

1906 – Contra Costa Construction Co.

1906e

2107 Addison Street, Berkeley

This is in front of the Hot Cups Cafe. The building has a plaque on the front, on Shattuck Avenue, stating that it was the first site of the California Academy of Arts and Crafts (now CCA).

1907 – Hall & Nelsen

1907i

1876 Arch Street, Berkeley

There is only one example of this mark in Oakland, from 1918.

1910 – Blake & Bilger

1910g

1862 Arch Street, Berkeley

Blake & Bilger marks are rare and special, so I’m pleased to add a new year’s date from this iconic Oakland firm.

1907 – Peterson & Adler

August 8, 2011

1907

5702 Genoa Street

1907 – Blake & Bilger

April 2, 2011

1907

5400 block Gaskill Street

1907 – Peterson & Adler

April 8, 2010

1907

737 44th Street

This and yesterday’s mark are on the same block. I may be silly for doing this, but I’m documenting every mark I find from before 1910, so you will find duplicates.

1907 – Peterson & Adler

April 7, 2010

1907

700 44th Street

1907 – Peterson & Adler

April 1, 2010

1907

375 Orange Street

This is right across the driveway from yesterday’s 1901 mark, but it’s definitely from 1907. My other example has a similar ad-hoc appearance in the “7.”

1907 – Esterly Con. Co.

March 4, 2010

1907

609 Alcatraz Avenue