Wednesday, April 16, 2014

signs: Anderson


This sign on Broadway still exists, but probably not for much longer. For many years the location was the home of Anderson Carpet and Linoleum, a business that was started when Linoleum Sales of Berkeley bought the Anderson Carpet Company in 1973. A couple of years back they moved operations to West Grand, and now the site is due to become a new location for True Burger. I'm still looking into whether they were connected, but there was an Anderson's Carpet House that dates back 1891, founded by Severin Anderson and later run by his son Harry S. Anderson (who also served as a city commissioner).

3 comments:

Gene Anderson said...

Just connected with Harry Anderson's great-grandson(!) and Anderson's Carpet House and this Anderson Carpet and Linoleum weren't related.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It would be cool if you could score the letters. I'm sure you could find a use for them. ;)

Gene Anderson said...

That'd be sweet! I don't know where I'd put them, but still!