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Harbeson Railroad Station Privy

c. 1870

 
 
Harbeson Railroad Station Privy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 3, 2018
1. Harbeson Railroad Station Privy Marker
Inscription.
Established c. 1870 as Broadkin Station, the Harbeson Railroad Station served first the Junction & Breakwater and later the Pennsylvania Railroads as a passenger depot for nearly sixty years. After that time, the station continued to serve as a freight station. The privy was moved from Harbeson to the Bryan family farm on Dairy Farm Road outside the Lewes and donated to the Society in 2005. This structure is a rare example of a back-to-back double two-seat privy.

Donated by Richard L. Bryan
In memory of his grandparents
Granville P. Bryan & Elsie Megee Bryan

 
Erected 2005 by Lewes Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 46.62′ N, 75° 8.601′ W. Marker is in Lewes, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker can be reached from Shipcarpenter Street north of 3rd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frederick E. Hudson (a few steps from this marker); Hiram Rodney Burton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Milk House (within shouting distance of this marker); Thompson Country Store
Harbeson Railroad Station Privy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 3, 2018
2. Harbeson Railroad Station Privy Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Burton-Ingram House Addition (within shouting distance of this marker); Burton-Ingram House (within shouting distance of this marker); Lightship Overfalls (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Life Saving Station (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
 
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Inside of two-seated privy image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 3, 2018
3. Inside of two-seated privy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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