Archive for the ‘1959’ Category

1959 – Frank M. Brown

February 1, 2015


3345 69th Avenue

This establishes Brown at quite a later date than I had before.


1959 – R. D. Stoecker Inc.

December 27, 2014


1985 Scotia Avenue

A lot of these around here. The neighborhood homes are quite homogeneous, like a cookie-cutter piece of suburban places where I spent my tender years.

1959 – C. Valenzuela

November 16, 2014


2915 Madera Avenue

1959 was the last year in which Valenzuela left his marks doubled-up like this; also the last year he used his nice metal numerals to make the dates (like this one from June). This appears to show that he had given those up by early October.

1959 – R. G. Wolfe

June 26, 2013


3960 Waterhouse Road

This is just a little ways from yesterday’s 1958 mark, but I checked it carefully and it’s a 1959, the latest date for R. G. Wolfe I’ve found yet.

1959 – Gallagher & Burk

July 11, 2012


Beaumont Avenue at Allman Street

This is actually a gutter mark. It’s the first Gallagher & Burk mark I’ve found from the 1950s.

1959 – C. Valenzuela

July 6, 2012


1424 E. 32nd Street

1959 – Angelo C. Sposeto

February 9, 2011


1096 53rd Street

This address is an intriguing large fenced-off lot right on San Pablo. The rare date and rare maker just make it more tantalizing.