Sunday, July 11, 2010

1950's Cement Cinderblock Walls



Here we go! Found some photos.

Not as super cool as the one Atomic Living has on his blog, but more like the styles that were so popular in the 1950's.



As a kid I used to think they were dumb.



Boy was I a dumb kid!



Feel free to add your gripe, b*tch or whine to the post I made earlier lol...
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7 comments:

  1. Wow. I am loving these. I always wanted something like this when I was younger. Maybe some day. With moss. I think my biggest problem would be spiders. I hate spiders, and they love cinder blocks.

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  2. I love that first one, so cool! It wouldn't suit the house I'm in right now, but one day eh?

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  3. I LOVE those. There are still a few in my neighborhood & I've been trying to snap photos here & there until I get enough to share on my blog.

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  4. As a child I lived in a house (not a ranch but a bungalow) that had the star design cement blocks used along the driveway. Many of our neighbors had them as well.

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  5. I like the patterned blocks made into screens and dividers, sometimes combined with the glass blocks. Another cool thing is that the Do-it-Yourselfer could build these, and it seems that so much was aimed towards D.I.Y. back then, even more than today.

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  6. Spray for those spiders Courtney lol...

    Same here, Leah, if I ever get around to finding them.

    Wish mine had a wall like these, Carole =D

    Space Commander, I notice a lot of these mid-century DIY books on eBay (which is where I grabbed these pics from) so it'd be easy to have one build, as long as the cement bricks were available.

    Somewhere I saw a backyard, mid-century inspired, that was a lot of concrete squares, a shallow pool, steps across the pool etc... Wish I could get mine designed like that. It was really amazing, visually.

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  7. Those walls were everywhere when I was growing up. It's funny how somethings are back in style again.

    Btw, where are pictures of your house? what link or post? Thanks!

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