History Comes Alive at DeYoung

Outhouse ca. 1900

Submitted on 5/21/13

This early 20th century balloon-frame toilet structure with vertical siding is located behind the carriage house and faces east. A bathroom was built in the house in the 1920s so it is likely this was no longer used by the family at that time. (Migrant workers could have used it, however.)

It is conventionally framed and sheathed with vertical wood siding. Membrane planks measure approximately 3 ½ inches wide and ½ to ¾ inch thick and were fastened along their edges with tongue and groove joints. The structure is 90 inches high.

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