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Old 05-01-2019, 07:01 AM
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Default My 1970s "Ranch" Home has everything including this?

I bought this home in 1995 and it has everything! Bathroom fixtures in both Avocado Green and Harvest Gold! Sunken living room too! But I've never really figured out what this is. I'm thinking it was an indoor planter of some sort that was filled in with cement?

What do you think it is?



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Old 05-01-2019, 09:27 AM
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I think you answered your own question...found this:
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:23 AM
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It's a bench for people to sit on during parties and family gatherings, so they can eat finger foods and spill wine and beer on your carpet.

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Old 05-04-2019, 12:03 PM
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I think I agree with the space for plants. My parents have something similar near the front door that is obviously for displaying...and/or collecting miscellaneous items like jackets, purses, keys. But it about the same size as yours, just a little taller so it's not as convenient to use as a bench.

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I bought this home in 1995 and it has everything! Bathroom fixtures in both Avocado Green and Harvest Gold! Sunken living room too! But I've never really figured out what this is. I'm thinking it was an indoor planter of some sort that was filled in with cement?

What do you think it is?



That could have been put there for almost anything. As a long time mason I have put all sorts of weird brick/block/rock things in peoples houses. Usually the ones like that are for seating or displaying a collection of something.
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I'd call it a tripping hazard, for those late nite beer cravings in another room and you fail to turn on the lights.
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It might be Jimmy Hoffa's final resting place.
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I don't know what it is, but I think you are sitting too close to the fireplace.
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Nice sharp corners, hard surface, and close to unmarked steps. Might want to check your homeowner's coverage limits.
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Larry,

All of the above are incorrect. What is this? According to my estimates of length (9 ft) and width (3ft), what you have is a tobacco card display slab. The slab will accommodate slightly more than 1000 raw T cards without overlap. Conservation and/or alteration of the 1000+ cards is not needed.

Alternatively some might argue that this is an early Topps display slab, designed especially for the 407 card 1952 Topps Set. I’m not sure but there may have been a contest in 1952 to award the slab.to the collector who submitted the most wrappers. I don’t believe shipping was included in the offer, but local pickup was offered as an option.

Be sure to let us see what you choose to display.
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Thank you, Frank, for bringing yet another errant thread back to the hobby.
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Thanks you, Frank, for bringing yet another errant thread back to the hobby.
Thanks, I just want to be remembered as being “good for the hobby”.
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I thought about filling in the "death trap tomb" but maybe I should go "deeper"?

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based on this content of this thread, the answer as to what it is is unequivocally . . .

A CONVERSATION PIECE!
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Are you sure the house was constructed that way, or that something was once there and a wall was removed? Is there a basement?
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Are you sure the house was constructed that way, or that something was once there and a wall was removed? Is there a basement?
Basements in Florida are the sole province of the alligators.

Sinking a portion of the living room floor that much is not without risk.
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I thought about filling in the "death trap tomb" but maybe I should go "deeper"?

I really like this layout, maybe it is just the TV.
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I bought this home in 1995 and it has everything! Bathroom fixtures in both Avocado Green and Harvest Gold! Sunken living room too! But I've never really figured out what this is. I'm thinking it was an indoor planter of some sort that was filled in with cement?

What do you think it is?
Question is, when they filled it with cement, what did they hide in there? I'd rent a jackhammer and find out.

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