Graphic Key

Here is a breakdown of Oakland sidewalk stamps by their shape. If you find a poor-quality or partial mark, this list may help you decipher it. (Hand-drawn marks don’t qualify as stamps, so they aren’t listed here.)

The first ten categories refer to a mark with an outline around the text, followed by the special case of horseshoes. Marks listed under “escutcheon” are mostly shield-shaped, but other odd shapes including regular shapes with an indent or cutout also go here.

The remaining categories are text without outlines, although they may also have curlicues and such.

Some names are linked to profiles I’ve written.

Triangle
Frank Salamid & Co.
The Oakland Paving Co.
triangle
Lozenge
Andes
A. Salamid
A. J. Ferrero
Bill Katsaros
John Conti
J.R.’s Landscaping
Reardon-Crist
Scott & Farley
lozenge
Rectangle
A. C. C.
Andersen & Montgomery
Atlas Construction Co.
Berkeley Cement
Chas. Somers & Sons
C. Monohan
C. Rapella
E. M. Hylt
F. C. Stolte
F. Roberts
G. McConnell
Hayward Concrete Construction Co.
H. Drath
Home State Builders
Homestead Cement Work Co.
J. A. Feeley
J. A. Marshall II
J. Catucci
J. C. Zweigle
J. Devoto
J. Duncker
J. Mottino
John F. Tulloch
Mattson and Lilja
M. Cvetich
M. P. Amaral
P. M. Henning
Orth & Braun
Ransome Co.
Reardon-Dowling Co.
R. G. Montgomery
Sorensen Bros
Wm. Blandow
WPA
rectangle

rectangle

rectangle

rectangle

Hexagon
John Astorino
hexagon
Oval
AJW Construction
Alta Concrete Co.
A P & E
A. W. Clark Jr.
Azorean Construction Co.
Burua Concrete
Castellanos Concrete
C. Troja-Sisto
Davis & Sons
E. L. Ridgel
Gus Johnson
H. B. Wiggins
Heyer Bldg. Constn.
H K C Co.
J. Andersen
J. B. Castellotti
J. E. McCaffrey
J. McGettigan
Marshall & Goff
M. B. Wiggins
McGuire Hester
M K C Co.
Modern Concrete Contractor
N. Ferri
N. J. Lindstrom
Paul Metz
Pioneer Const.
Powell Bros. C. Co.
Ransome Crummey Company
R. D. Stoecker Inc.
Sandin & Swanson
S. Giuntoli
Williams & Phillips
oval

oval

oval

Racetrack
Alex. LaPlant
A. Soda Co.
Avena & Son
BTU Co.
Bua & Roberts
C. Grau
C. L. Rogers
F. C. Vieira
F. E. Flaherty
F. Laranja
G. O. Thomas
Gus Peterson
J. Abreu & Son
J. E. Reed
J. Kemble
Joe. B. Silva
Joe. B. Silver
John Masson
J. W. Roberts
L. Banchero & Sons
L. M. Williams
M. Cvetich
M. Dias
M. E. Valente
M. Soares & Co.
N. Lena
Presba Contg. Co.
Riechel & Bredhoff
S. Aiassa Co.
S. Avena & Sons
racetrack

racetrack

racetrack

Barrel
A Concrete Co.
AJW Construction
Angelo C. Sposeto
Bernabe & Brinker
B. R. Concrete
EBMUD
Frank A. Stead
Frank M. Brown
Gallagher & Burk
Geo. Jardin
Ghilotti Bros. Inc.
J. H. Fitzmaurice (II,IV,V)
Larry Frye
Lozica Concrete
Rosas Brothers
T. A. Ryan
barrel

barrel

Football
A. Lazzareschi
John Cosetto
football
Half-Circle
Aaron Dahlquist
C. Valenzuela
Douglas & Wolfe
Oak. Concrete T&M Co.
R. C. Malone
R. G. Wolfe
Stevenson
half circle
Circle
G. G. C. Co.
HB
PA/AP
circle
Escutcheon
A-1 Able
A. J. Ferrero
All Seasons Construction
A. MacDonald
A. M. Hill & Company
Andrade
Andrade & Moniz
A. Rodrigues
Blake & Bilger
Duffin Concrete
E. H. Sundberg
F. E. Nelson
Frank Massaro
Fred H. Austin
Gardner F. Marshall
Geo. Goodman
Hal H. Bennett
Hall & Nelsen
Harold W. Smith
Harry B. Williams
H. C. Orth
J. A. Marshall
James H. Pedgrift
J. C. Estey
Jepsen Bros.
J. H. Fitzmaurice (I)
J. Ogden
J. P. Fugel
J. Triberti & F. Massaro
Kelly and Tulloch
K. Rubenstein & Sons
L. M. Rasmussen
L. Putnam
L. R. Wicker
M. Copertino
Ogden & Utterback
Poblitz
Poblitz & Brill
P. Schnoor & Son
Rasmussen Co.
Schnoor Bros.
Sorensen Bros. General Contractors
The Argentic Concrete Paving Co.
The Gray Bros. A.S.P. Co.
The Oakland Paving Co.
Uribe & Sons
V. DiZillo
W. B. Jensen
W. Brill
W. D. Perine
Williams General Contractor
Williams & Phillips
W. O. Nelson
escutcheon

escutcheon

escutcheon

escutcheon

escutcheon

escutcheon

escutcheon

escutcheon

Horseshoe
Ensor H. Buel
The Rex Co.
W. E. Ensor
horseshoe
Straight Text, 1 Line (date not counted)
A. Ferrando
A. J. Warren
A. Nilsson
B. A. Douglass
C. A. Heldt
C. A. Lindstrom
C. Ashman
Cotterill
C. S. Bell
C. T. Sisto
Doyle L. Hallum
Ed Doty
E. Nelson
Farrer & Sons
F. A. Schrumpf
F. D. Testa
F. E. Flaherty
F. J. White
Frank Cizek
Frank D. Moller
Frank Lopes
Fugel Bros
F. Verheyen
G. Arps
General Con. Co.
Geo. Riding
G. M. MacGregor
G. Musso
G. W. Melvin
H. C. Petersen
H. Drath
H. Langland
Hutchinson Co.
J. A. Milner
J. B. Castellotti
J. Bowen
J. Catucci
J. C. Vieira
J. E. Morgan
Jepsen Bros.
J. H. Colgrove
J. McGettigan
J. Ogden
John O. Adler
J. R. Sorenson
J. Widell
K. A. Johanson
L. Mosagna
L. Scaramelli
L. Villata
Mackenzie
M. J. McDonough
N. J. Lindstrom
N. MacLeod/McLeod
O. C. Jones
Paul Schnoor
P. Fugel
P. Fugel Sons
P. Lauridsen
P. Mathiesen
Pool
Pool-Lee

P. P. & D. Co.
Rasmussen
R. P. Smilie
Schrumpf & Kaiser
Smilie & McArthur
Steadman & Powell
Stone
T. A. Ryan
T. J. Garvey
Unger
V. B. DeCarlo
W. Pool
W. Todd
one-line text

one-line text

one-line text

one-line text

one-line text

one-line text

one-line text

one-line text

one-line text

one-line text

one-line text

on-lin text

Straight Text, 2 Lines
A. Angelo
A.B.C. Concrete
C. R. Noble
C. T. Harris
Dante Del Vigna
F. E. Flaherty
Flener & Griffin
Frank Lopes
F. Roberts
Geo. D. Prentice Jr.
G. W. Griset
Hennig
H. Sutherland
J. Catucci
J. Kemble
J. S. Mattos
L & M Rasmussen
M. Andrade & Son
M. Bua
M. Dias
M. Medis
Mosagna & Son
Orth & Braun
R. Appleby
Rose & Oberg
Roy Kendall
Steadman & Powell
Steadman & Powell Inc.
The Oakland Paving Co.
Tracy & Windhurst
W. D. Perine
two-line text

two-line text

two-line text

two-line text

two-line text

Straight Text, 3 or More Lines
A. A. Johnson & Son
Apodaca Bros.
B. S. MacIntyre
C. Hubmann & Co.
C. Rapella
Cunningham & Gunter
D & H
East Bay C.&C. Co.
E. E. Rollins
Frank Lopes
Fred Ferrero & Sons
F. H. Austin
Geo. Thomas
Hennig
Jay Holt
J. H. Green
Lee Railsback
L. J. Lorenzetti
Lovisone & Co.
Nelson & Johnson
Par Const. Co.
Smilie & McArthur
three-line text

three-line text

three-line text

Arched Text (top line only curved)
A. B. Clark Co.
Active Concrete Inc.
A. E. Derby
A. H. Kopperud
Albany Concrete Co.
Avelar & Co.
Berkeley Cement
Berkeley Concrete Co.
Borneman & White
Bowen & Stone
B. Pina
Burnham Co.
B. W. Martinelli
C & D Paving & Const. Co.
Cal Cragun
Carl T. Petersen
C. B. Burnham
Central Construction Co.
C. F. Lund
Chas. F. Ayers
C. J. Lindgren
Cragun & Cragun
C. T. Maguire
C. W. Werner
Dan Doyle Concrete
Dante del Vigna
De Guarda
D. Muzzio
Duffin
Duffin & Riding
E. Flener Contractor
E. Smith
Esterly Con. Co.
F. A. Stead
Francisco R. Comachao
G. Costello
G. D. Prentice Co.
Gem Const. Inc.
Geo. D. Prentice
Geo. S. McMullin
Gets & Rose
G. Ferrero
G. M. Connell
G. Skidmore
Heafey-Moore Co.
Hillhouse
Holbrook Concrete
Hutchinson Co.
J. A. Feeley
J. A. Milner
J. Anderson
J. Barale
J. B. Lee
J. McGettigan
J. O. Adler
J. Ogden
J. R. Vieira & Co.
K. Rubenstein & Sons
L. B. Duffin
Lee J. Immel
Lena & Helling Makers
Lovisone
L. P. Johnson
L. S’Agate & Del’Vigna
Mackenzie & Lundberg
M. A. Lopes
Manuel Rose
National Builders of California
Nick Tribuzio
Paul Mortensen
Paul Schnoor
P. Barale & Co.
Piedmont Paving Co.
Prentice & Kaiser
P. Ryan
R. Fernandez Co.
Rodrigues & Souza
Salvatore DeGuarda
S. De Guarda
T. Williams & Co.
W. B. Pool
W. H. Wisheropp Co.
W. M. Sharp
W. N. Whitmore
arched text

arched text

arched text

arched text

arched text

arched text

arched text

arched text

arched text

arched text

arched text

Oval Text (top and bottom lines curved)
A 1 Con. Const.
A. A. Johnson & Son
A. B. Clark Co.
A. Casqueiro
A. J. Marin
Ambo Concrete
Apodaca & Huelga
Apodaca Bros.
A. Rago
C&M Concrete Company
Carl T. Petersen
Don R. McKenzie
Doyle & Sons
Ed Doty
E. L. George
F. W. Metge
Frank W. Kosich
General Construction Co.
Geo. D. Prentice
G. Maycroft & Son
Golden Gate Construction Co.
Grove, Shepherd, Wilson & Kruge
G. Tribuzio
Hal H. Bennett
Hillhouse & Reardon
H. Vollstedt
Jacobs and Pattiani
Jas. E. Wentworth
J. H. Fitzmaurice (III)
J. Rodrigues
Martinelli Bros.
M. Goncalves
Nat. Lena
N. Tribuzio
Peterson & Adler
P. Schnoor
Ransome Company
Ransome Construction Co.
Ransome Crummey
Rodrigues
Seton Pacific Construction
Troy Wilson
Tribuzio Bros.
Wiggins & Kaiser
oval text

oval text

oval text

oval text

oval text

oval text

Other Text
Citragno & Indelicato
Leonard De Guarda
Paul Schnoor
W. Brill
other text

Updated 11/24/16


%d bloggers like this: