Primitive cellar

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07:47 Mar 20, 2018
English to Italian translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture
English term or phrase: Primitive cellar
Hi everyone,
I am translating "The Affair at Grover Station", a short story by Willa Cather.
Setting: USA, late 19th-early 20th century.
There's a passage where the main character is looking for a missing person and inspecting the local railway station with all adjacent areas:
"... I went through empty freight cars run down by the siding, searched the coal houses and PRIMITIVE CELLAR, examining them carefully and calling O'Toole's name."

I am not entirely sure what a "primitive cellar" might be - perhaps little more than a hole in the ground, dug for storing purposes? I am not sure about the correct Italian translation either, I am tempted to write something along the lines of "antica cantina" or "cantina interrata" but it would really be a shot in the dark.

I would be extremely grateful if someone could help :)
Necramater
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