Compo Ornaments, Brackets and Capitals
c. 1926-1939
8.75 in WIDE x .25 in DEEP
(22.22 cm WIDE x .63 cm DEEP)
Gift of Florence Bassignan Landsmann

Paper bound catalogue for the Oakland Ornamental Compo Works; the cover is of mottled tan heavy stock, printed in brown. Inside are thirty-eight pages of different types of architectural ornaments: brackets, rosettes, columns, garlands, panels, etc. (The products were made from pressed wood and composition.) At the end of the catalogue are several pages containging the price list. Ornaments by Oakland Ornamental Compo Works were used in various local buildings: Paramount Theater in Oakland; Scottish Rite Temple in Oakland; the doors of the Paleontology Building, University of California, Berkeley; interior of Giannini Hall, University of California, Berkeley; Fox Theater, San Francisco; the former main floor dining room in the St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco; and the former Spreckles Mansion in San Francisco.

From 1922 to 1939, Louis Bassignan, a French immigrant, owned and operated the business, Oakland Ornamental Compo Works. It was located at 3544 Custer Street, "four blocks north on 35th Avenue from Foothill Blvd."

Used: decoration | Architecture | Architectural ornament | Oakland Ornamental Compo Works | Louis Bassignan

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