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  1. #1

    Jan 2007
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    Brick What????

    Found this in an area that was an old recreational park in the 1900-1920's.
    Used to be in an area with a pavillion, carnival type rides, and game stands.
    ( An old post card from the same area shows this)


    Being a city boy, all I can guess is a cistern?? About 25 feet across.

    Any other guesses??
    Should I dig out the center to see what might be in it
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  2. #2

    Dec 2004
    Jacksonville, FL
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    Re: Brick What????

    an old pond/foutian/wishing well? couldnt hurt to see whats in there

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    Re: Brick What????

    The walls appear to curve in on the left and right sides. The block or concrete may form a basin that held water for a fountain or other decorative purposes. You may find only 4-8" of dirt and leaves in the middle of that thing. I doubt it was a cistern.
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    Could it be a foundation of a windmill ??

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    Re: Brick What????

    Horse/ox watering trough? Pick-the-Lucky-Duck water game? Fire-fighting cistern?

    I know of a slightly larger one outside of Triangle, NY that I believe was a "make work" project for the CCC and was allegedly to be used as a fire-fighting cistern for a tree farm they planted (from talking with locals). Now that's optimism.
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    Re: Brick What????

    Fish pond

  7. #7
    TreasureTales

    Re: Brick What????

    25 ft. diameter seems kinda large for a wishing well or fountain in those days. I'd guess a koi (gold fish) pond. Or maybe a kids' wading pool.

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    Re: Brick What????

    I dont have a picture of it, but I know of one similar in front of an old Casino from the 20's-30's that was a goldfish pond. (trying to get permission) It may also be a fountain/wishing well.

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    Re: Brick What????

    what do you mean should I dig it? an't you done yet? I would probe it first to feel for bottles & such.
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  10. #10
    TreasureTales

    Re: Brick What????

    If it isn't deep, just take a rake and scrape around looking for bottles and things of that size. Then you could detect it or even screen if you chose to. It's not too big to screen the dirt in the whole thing. Marbles, bone buttons, etc. could be in it.

    Are those really bricks? Look like stones to me. Could make nice walkway pavers.

  11. #11

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Brick What????

    Quote Originally Posted by TreasureTales
    If it isn't deep, just take a rake and scrape around looking for bottles and things of that size. Then you could detect it or even screen if you chose to. It's not too big to screen the dirt in the whole thing. Marbles, bone buttons, etc. could be in it.

    Are those really bricks? Look like stones to me. Could make nice walkway pavers.
    They are stones, and what looks like a thin coat of concrete on the inside, for it to be smooth, possibly to hold water.

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    Sep 2004
    clarkston,wa.
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    Re: Brick What????

    People throw coins in fountains.....detect it!
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    Gazebo?

  14. #14

    Nov 2006
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    Re: Brick What????

    In parks they used to occasionally surround drinking fountains with wading pools... We had one in our home town, but it was concrete. It was built in the early 1900's though...
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  15. #15
    Rich

    Re: Brick What????

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie P. (NY)
    Horse/ox watering trough? Pick-the-Lucky-Duck water game? Fire-fighting cistern?
    quite a few of these are in NY "Upstate" usually next ot buildings,I say its a Cistrine.....look for the celler!,,,,its very near unless its filled...

 

 
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