The “Ladies” outhouse at the Corner of the Past, was not the original outhouse and it is not standing where the original once stood. This outhouse was donated by Ralph D. Charney, November 15, 1997 and was said to be at least 100 years old at the time.
The term “outhouse” originally referred to any small structure away from the main building, such as the farmhouse. In America the term came to mean the outdoor toilet facility when running water was not common in the home. They were often designated by a symbol cut into the door. It is said that in the days of illiteracy, a circle meant the outhouse was for men and the half-moon shape was designated for ladies.