I posted one of these the other day from the same company, in which the year, 1913, was also stamped in. In this one, it was simply lined in by hand, for a much less professional appearance. Oddly, this one is a few years younger. It's also several blocks away, presumably representing the advancing sidewalks of the town in the teens.
Sunday, December 7, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
It used to be the custom, and probably at least still partially is, for cement companies to stamp their names in their product. this is an example of a Engelke Brothers mark, in downtown Casper, from 1913.
Many Casper sidewalks were of this vintage in the general downtown area, but in recent years the sidewalks have been torn out and replaced, so these really old stamps are not nearly as common as they once were.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
This photographs shows the backside of the Firestone Building in Salt Lake City, as well as a neighboring mural. This was an industrial area of Salt Lake a century ago, but the area now just off downtown features restaurant and shops (but is also near an area that can be a bit rough). The appearance of the back of the Firestone Building is much different than the front, and the building now houses an Italian restaurant. The building was built in 1925.
This building in Salt Lake City was built in 1910 in a district of Salt Lake which once featured a variety of industrial structures. Today a Vietnamese restaurant is on the street level. The Crane Company that built this building is the company which makes the well known valves and plumping fixtures, and it was used in the course of their business.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Lex Anteinternet: Holscher's Hub: Bosler Consolidated School, Bosler...: Holscher's Hub: Bosler Consolidated School, Bosler Wyoming. This is the Bosler Consolidated School, in Bosler Wyoming. These ...
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Friday, August 15, 2014
A variety of ghost signs are seen here, on the side of what is now Coopersmith's, the popular brew pub in Ft. Collins, Colorado. The Colorado Bakery & Grocery sign is prominent, but also included are a Denver Post sign and an Owl Cigar sign.
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
Today In Wyoming's History: Natrona County International Air Port, formerlly t...: Twelve locations on the ground of the Natrona County International Airport, which started out as a United States Army Air Force base during ...
Monday, July 7, 2014
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Lex Anteinternet: Modern Technology and the Public Building: Recently, on our blog about courthouses, I posted an item on the Townsend Justice Center, which is the courthouse for Natrona County Wyomin...
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
This century old building in Casper Wyoming was most recently used as Natrona County's County Annex, a government administrative building, but it had its origins as a hotel. It's currently under renovations which will convert it into apartments, which is somewhat similar to its original use as a hotel.
I don't know what the original name of the hotel was, and how many names it may have operated under, but sandblasting on the building has revealed a "ghost sign" for a hotel. Unfortunately, I can't read anything other than "hotel" on the sign. The current owner intends to market the apartments under the name Hotel Virginia, but I do not know if that's what this sign said, or if parts of more than one sign are visible.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
This small building is still in use, and has updated windows today. A newer sign above the door says "Coin Operated Laundry", so perhaps its still in its original use, although presumably not as a "steam laundry". Its location is just off of the rail line, which was likely a good location for a laundry.
Located directly across the street from the Platte County Courthouse, the Landmark Bar features a painting of a map view of the State of Wyoming on its side.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Today In Wyoming's History: Natrona County School District No. 1 Bond Issue Fa...: The bond issue floated by NCSD No. 1, which would have sought a $33M bond for use in upgrading the safety features of existing schools, pro...
Monday, May 5, 2014
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Taken from a moving car, with an Iphone, these photos are of the former main gate for Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Aurora Colorado. Note the red crosses on the guard houses.
This facility is now the University of Colorado's Children's Hospital, and has been greatly added to. It's a first rate facility.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Lex Anteinternet: Casper Star Tribune Editorial board: OK the school...: The Casper Star Tribune has changed its position (reluctantly, given the pools) and is now supporting the bond. While I wish the Tribune wo...
Monday, February 24, 2014
Lex Anteinternet: Natrona County School District Bond Vote: Tonight, February 24, 2014, the Natrona County School District will hold the second of its public meetings to take comments on the proposed ...
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Lex Anteinternet: The Bond Issue. Modern technical and vocational t...: I've posted on the upcoming bond issue here several times before, but I want to switch gears a bit with this post, as I think that perha...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Lex Anteinternet: Book Announcement: On This Day In Wyoming History...: We'd like to announce that our book, On This Day In Wyoming History , will go to press in March and can be pre-ordered from the publishe...