Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Weather Vanes

Ship in the fog on Kirkham. Check out the rigging.


Just passing through?

And a final vessel heading west.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Sidewalk Sightings

I took a good long walk in the Inner Sunset and Golden Gate Heights yesterday. On a tip from reader (thanks!) I snapped this at Noriega and 11th Avenue. Noriega comes in at a funny angle and there are really only three corners at this intersection. Noriega is spelled correctly on one.

This is a new to me concrete contractor. It reads: M. THIDE CONCTRACTOR 376 22nd AVE. This mark is on the 1800 block of 9th Ave.

This next may be of interest to reader CM whose grandfather, EJ Brown, was a contractor. I have spotted a bunch of "DC McCabe and Sons" marks in the Outer Sunset. They are listed in the 1938 phone book at the McCall building.

This sewer cover is the first I have see of "McCabe & Brown". I wonder if they were partners and later McCabe went out on his own? There were two of these on 9th Avenue. The bottom says "1st NATL-BK-BDG"

I took tons of photos of sewer covers with names I hadn't seen before. That will be a later posting. This F. Nelson cover is on the block of 16th Ave between Judah & Kirkham that is full of Crafstman homes.

Although the house it is in front of is not that style. It is across the street from these:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Cousins in the Richmond

I finally stopped to take pictures of three buildings on outer Fulton. They have the same detail as some buildings on Judah.

I often wonder if houses in the Richmond and Sunset with similar details were built by the same companies, or if the builders just shopped at the same decoration supplier.

Here is the post about the 31st & Judah versions.

I like the place where these two meet.

And this one is a different layout, but it has the same detail across the top.

Monday, June 8, 2009

29th Ave

I was walking down 29th Ave the other day to find this house. It is a cousin to one of my favorites.

I love pink, but this is one case where the color doesn't do the house justice.

(No, the Photoshop Fairy has not visited my computer yet).

I think there is another house in this style at about 15th and Rivera.

Also passed the corner of "z9th" and Ortega.