Sartoris Plantation Privy in "My Grandmother Millard and General Bedford Forrest and the Battle of Harrykin Creek" (Location)

Display Label: 
Outhouse
Type: 
Other Structure
Authority : 
Context (text, as interpreted)
X: 
1199
Y: 
489
Description: 

During most of the 19th century, even wealthy southerners went to the bathroom in a small outside building, known by a number of different names, including "outhouse" (as Bayard's narrative calls it) and "privy" (as Rosa calls it, 675) and, unfortunately for Melisandre and Philip, "backhouse." As described by Bayard - "the little tall narrow flimsy sentry-box" (676) - the Sartoris outhouse is typical. Although indoor plumbing became common throughout the U.S. during the 20th century, outhouses remained a feature of rural landscapes and poor communities for many decades.

Role: 
Site of Event
Status: 
Destroyed
If "Other Structure," specify: 
Privy

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