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Asbury House Numbers


In the 1920s Portland City Commissioner Asbury Barbur campaigned to develop a standardized street naming and house numbering system. During the Great Depression the planning commission adopted a plan for uniformity and the city paid for and installed white and black tile house numbers throughout the city. Many of those original sturdy, standard black-and-white tile numerals remain on houses and buildings today. These timeless hand-painted house numbers are made in Portland once again and we are excited to offer these for homes and buildings near and far.

  • Tiles and brackets sold individually.

  • Product Detail
  • dimensions: 
  • - Single tile: 3.5" x 2.25"
  • - Three tiles in bracket: 6 5/8" x 3 5/8"
  • - Four tiles in bracket: 9" x 3 5/8"
  • - Five tiles in bracket: 11.5" x 3 5/8"
  • product material: Hand-painted ceramic tiles
  • product origin: USA