Archive for the ‘1911’ Category

1911 – F. E. Nelson

March 22, 2014

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5401 Fairfax Avenue

There are several of these here, attesting to the antiquity of the Fairfax neighborhood.

1911 – Powell Bros. C. Co.

July 18, 2013

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2845 Coolidge Avenue

Finally, one of these with a date.

1911 – Nelson-Johnson Co.

May 10, 2013

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2601 E. 22nd Street

An unexpected bit of history.

1911 – Sandin & Swanson

June 7, 2012

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1350 E. 33rd Street

This hand-drawn mark establishes Sandin & Swanson a year earlier than their attractive oval stamps record.

1911 – Esterly Con. Co.

February 11, 2012

1911

432 Van Dyke Avenue

Now that it’s 2012, I’ll be posting every 1911 mark I find. Van Dyke is a nice little street off lower Park Boulevard.

1911 – F. W. Metge

January 6, 2012

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1856 39th Avenue

My first F. W. Metge mark with a date. It has been a real pleasure to survey the Fruitvale area and see marks from the days when Fruitvale was still its own town.

1911 – Esterly

January 5, 2012

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1807 40th Avenue

Esterly used both proper stamps and handwritten marks. Someone was definitely showing off here with his graceful cursive in fresh concrete.