Searching for concrete blocks (CMU) popular in the 1920s
I'm closing up a basement window and moving a basement door goes through a block foundation. I'm looking for the same foundation block style that my house is built on. These were used in most houses in my neighborhood and, I guess, popular in the 20s. Does anyone have any idea in the MA, RI, Sourthern NH area where I might find them? I need 15-20 8x8x16 pieces. New or used, doesn't matter... in fact, recycled would be better because the color would more closely match the rest of the foundation.
You probably will not find of the old "Rock Face" blocks unless they were from an old demo in the areas and they might be a good match.
I assume you are sure they are 8x8x16, because some areas had 12x8x16 as a standard because the masons were stronger.
The dimensions and manufacturing methods of the old block are antiquated, but there might be a couple of people in the U.S. that have them available for a price ($5.00 - $20.00 each in addition to shipping with no guarantees about the color because of the natural materials and distance.
Since you are in NE, I would look for abandoned deteriorating building where the present owner may not know the value.