Eureka in Eureka County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
This historic five-hole outhouse was built for prominent Eureka businessman, Frederick Bartine (1888-1964).
A native of Finland, Bartine immigrated here in 1901. Soon after, he prospered as owner of the Ruby Hill Water Works, the Bartine Ranch, the Bartine Service Station and two mining claims on Willow Creek.
The outhouse itself has had a troubled past. It has been move numerous times and has been the center of a legal dispute. It has now found a home on the site of the old Eureka Barber Shop and is being restored and maintained through private donations.
It remains the only known five-hole outhouse in Nevada.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 39° 30.765′ N, 115° 57.644′ W. Marker is in Eureka, Nevada, in Eureka County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 50) and Ruby Hill Avenue on Main Street. The Bartine Outhouse is part of an historical display on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eureka NV 89316, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Eureka & Palisade RR (here, next to this marker); Eureka Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Eureka Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Eureka Sentinel Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eureka Sentinel Newspaper (about 300 feet away); Charcoal Burners Massacred Aug. 18, 1879 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tannehill Cabin (approx. 0.7 miles away); Eureka (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eureka.
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