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No crazy finds, but I still like them. Was interested what the 2nd to last pictured items were. One is just a block of glass the other I feel like I saw a post about vases in some kind of car and I was thinking many it was one of those.
 

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The glass block is similar to one i found and was told it was used as a type of skylight in wood or concrete. Mine is flat on bottom and sloped at an angle at the top like a prism. This one turned SCA from sitting in flower bed for ten yrs. Hope it helps. Sam
 

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I've seen them in sidewalks in older cities, but they were cylindrical. Maybe somebody else has seen your type in use.
 

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I had a pic Red Mathews sent me i will try to find it. It was used flatside on side walk angled side down to illuminate basement. Actually found this one in the dirt during construction of Omni hotel in dowtown Dallas.
 

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Mr. Clarence would have known for sure. Would love to see the picture he sent you DFW. Love the spoon with the US on it, great finds.
 

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Mr. Clarence would have known for sure. Would love to see the picture he sent you DFW. Love the spoon with the US on it, great finds.
It’s a military spoon which is cool because I have military collection
 

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The glass block is similar to one i found and was told it was used as a type of skylight in wood or concrete. Mine is flat on bottom and sloped at an angle at the top like a prism. This one turned SCA from sitting in flower bed for ten yrs. Hope it helps. Sam
I have found similar ones on old underwater wrecks used on the deck to illuminate below.
 

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The glass block is similar to one i found and was told it was used as a type of skylight in wood or concrete. Mine is flat on bottom and sloped at an angle at the top like a prism. This one turned SCA from sitting in flower bed for ten yrs. Hope it helps. Sam

I've walked upon some similar ones in downtown Port Angeles, WA, years ago. Shortly after moving to the area in late 1971 I prowled around underneath some of the (then) raised sidewalks near the waterfront. Quite a number of the buildings in the area were built on pilings, as was a good portion of the sidewalks, even though the water no longer lapped the piles.

Here's a photo of how the street level was raised via sluicing adjacent hill. The sidewalks were then constructed to bridge the gap from the raised street grade to the storefronts.
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While the project raised the downtown street grades, and "reclaimed" land at the waterfront, it naturally also lowered the grade of the road descending the hill--I'm sure the draft animals appreciated the modification.

A similar, but much more extensive project known as the Denny Hill Regrade was undertaken in Seattle. In both towns, the projects created an interesting underground. For a fee one can explore Seattle's Underground on a guided tour.

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The last image, Seattle, is from Bill Speidel's Underground Tour.
 

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