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Large Cement Shelf/Block in Corner of Cellar

My cellar walls are made of hand-cut fieldstone and are approximately 1.5 feet thick. In one corner of the cellar is a 4' by 4' cement block approximately 3' high (about 48 cubic feet). I am not sure if the block is solid cement.

Does anyone know why this was built or what its purpose was? I saw a simliar block in the corner of another house in this town, but the homeowners also have no information on it.

Thank you.

Timothy Miller
Re: Large Cement Shelf/Block in Corner of Cellar

Howdy, that size block makes me wish i knew whom got it down in the basement they had to be way strong or smart. Only blocks i've seen that big were used on some old railroad bridges.

Fencepost
Re: Large Cement Shelf/Block in Corner of Cellar

It may have been a platform for some kind of tank or cistern. Or it may have been a cistern that was eventually filled in.

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