This Roadside Attraction
Two-Story Outhouse, 1022 Pine St., Gays, IL
While it is no longer open for the public to use, this outhouse has two levels and dates back to 1872. Originally it stood at the back of a general store to give residents of an upstairs apartment access to a private bathroom. But have no fear if you’re using the bottom toilet: the waste from above falls behind a false wall — not on you!
In 1984 the store this lavatory was attached to was town down, but, luckily for us roadside-attraction loving road trippers, they kept the structure behind and today the outhouse lives on in Gene Goodwin Park.
Photos of the Two-Story Outhouse in 2009:
May 2, 2009
Photos of the Two-Story Outhouse in 2007:
July 14, 2007
Site: Two-Story Outhouse
Location: 1022 Pine St., Gays, IL
Cost: Free to see.
Hours: Always visible.
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