WPA Outhouse (Jackson County History Center) – Brownstown IN

Description

This Works Progress Administration outhouse was relocated to the county historical society property. It was built in a shop, moved to the original site, and installed by WPA. WPA programs like the Indiana Community Sanitation Program directly affected an astounding number of people. WPA built 125,791 outhouses for the state of Indiana (paying $4 million in wages) and more than 2 million nationwide.

Source notes

https://www.fths.org/wpa-outhouses-humble-but-historic/

https://footnote.wordpress.ncsu.edu/2020/07/02/the-sanitary-privy-07-03-2020/

Project originally submitted by Doug Logan on April 25, 2021.

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Location Info


101 N. Sugar St.
Brownstown, IN 47220

Coordinates: 38.879, -86.03997

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