Privy (HM10SX)

Location: Lancaster, PA 17603 Lancaster County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 2.563', W 76° 19.84'

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? ? ? Built in 1828, the privy is one of the three original buildings left on the estate. Privies were in use here until the late 1800's, when an interior bathroom was added to the mansion. Interesting to note the symmetrical arrangement with the smokehouse. The privy is situated farther from the house than the smokehouse for the purpose of sanitation.

? ? ? The privy is divided into two equal sections; the east side is fitted with 2 adults and 3 lower seats of graduated levels; the western side contains three adult seats. The wooden seats are circular, with beveled edges, and wooden covers close over the seats to prevent air from reaching the earthen floor cesspool 12 feet below.

? ? ? The privy building itself probably was surrounded by lilacs and roses.
HM NumberHM10SX
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 5:20am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 386483 N 4433346
Decimal Degrees40.04271667, -76.33066667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.563', W 76° 19.84'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 33.78" N, 76° 19' 50.40" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1120 Marietta Ave, Lancaster PA 17603, US
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