Vintage Original Stanford University Street Sign - Frenchman's Rd.
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Original Stanford University vintage medal street sign. The sign measures 30 inches by 6 inches and is for "Frenchman's Rd." The sign was acquired when the university swapped out all its street signs 30+ years ago. It is a unique and rare item. Condition is as you would expect for a vintage street sign with usual wear and a bit of rust but in great shape overall. Not a reproduction. The name of the street is in raised black lettering.
According to Richard W. Cottle's 2005 work produced for the University titled, Stanford Street Names, Frenchman's Road is named for Peter Coutts (his birth name was Jean-Baptiste Paulin Caperon). He established the 1,400 acre Matadero Rancho in 1875. Leland Stanford purchased it when he was putting together the land that would become Stanford University.