28 December, 2010

P. Schnoor

2601 college ave., berkeley

This is an exciting find! P. Schnoor (aka Paul) and his Sons paved huge portions of Albany and West Berkeley, and I have seen marks from "P. Schnoor and Son" (1910's) and the later "Schnoor Bros." (1920's) all over my neighborhood, but this is the first stamp I have found from his solo efforts. Based on what Andrew has over at Oakland Sidewalks, it appears that this is a very early mark for Paul, and is also my earliest (dated) mark to date!

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