Weird Structure in Woods.

DiggerDave21

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Any idea what kind of structure this might be. I came across it at the corner of a swamp/ pond for a house that dates back to early 1800s.
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Any idea what kind of structure this might be. I came across it at the corner of a swamp/ pond for a house that dates back to early 1800s.
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Ice house? I've found simmilar structures that were at one point an ice house and the swamp might have been an ice pond at one point. Found dumps in close proximity to them too.
 

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That sounds like a good possibilty. Probably mid to late 1800's as Concrete was not used much before then. LEON.
 

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Ice house is what i thought. Just for ice. Ice houses that was for storing food was 2 levels, one for the ice and a lower section usually a hole or well looking area for refrigerating items. Not that you couldn't keep food in with the ice. Are there any drain holes? They all had holes to drain the melting water I believe. Icehouse restoration? Here is an image of a cross section of ice house. Lot of the ealier ones were made from stone or wood walls with a brick or stone foundation.
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Ice house? I've found simmilar structures that were at one point an ice house and the swamp might have been an ice pond at one point. Found dumps in close proximity to them too.

I agree with your assessment. Here in New England ice harvesting was a big business.


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