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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bryant Pond's Three-Story Privy

Bryant Pond has a rare three-story outhouse in its Masonic lodge.
The lodge, and its retro facilities, were state of the art in the mid-1800s when they were constructed. This skyscraper privy is a simple pine board with a hole in it. Anything dropped through falls two complete stories until it smacks the earth. Venerated by some, abhorred by others, the three-holer was finally supplemented by real indoor plumbing in the year 2000—a flush toilet and everything. But only on the ground floor; the second and third stories remain as they were. [Link]

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