Site of Lighthouse Privy
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 hole 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.)
Erected by Peninsula Township Park Board.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Communications • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
Location. 44° 59.471′ N, 85° 28.757′ W. Marker is in Old Mission Point, Michigan, in Grand Traverse County. Marker and Light Station are in Peninsula Township Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20500 Center Road, Traverse City MI 49686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Also see . . . Mission Point Lighthouse. Lighthouse website entry (Submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 25, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.