Site of Lighthouse Privy Historical

Site of Lighthouse Privy Historical (HM1UNE)

Location: Traverse City, MI 49686 Grand Traverse County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 59.471', W 85° 28.757'

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The bathroom of earlier days was not much like the bathrooms of today. With no indoor plumbing, most privies or outhouses were holes in the ground with sheds and seats over them and were located several feet from the main home. When the hole filled, the structure was moved to a new site where a new hold was dug. The old holes were filled in, often with junk or trash.
(A beautifully restored privy, and the "treasures" used to fill it up after it was no longer in use, can be seen at the Dougherty Home in Old Mission.)
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Placed ByPeninsula Township Park Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 25th, 2016 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 619874 N 4983095
Decimal Degrees44.99118333, -85.47928333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 59.471', W 85° 28.757'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 59' 28.26" N, 85° 28' 45.42" W
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Area Code(s)231, 616
Closest Postal AddressAt or near M-37, Traverse City MI 49686, US
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