Huntington, Indiana: Tel-Hy Nature Preserve Privy Collection

A private collection of pit toilets was donated to a local park by a civic-minded citizen, and displayed outdoors where they belong.
Address:
300 W., Huntington, IN
Directions:
Follow US Hwy 24 south as it by-passes Huntington. At the traffic light where US Hwy 24 turns, continue straight on Hwy 9 to the next traffic light and turn left (east) onto 200 N. At the end of 200 N. turn right (south-southwest) onto Etna Rd and then left (south) onto 300 W. Watch carefully for the small "TEL-HY" sign on your left and turn into the narrow lane beside it. The outhouses will be straight ahead, along the lane.
Phone:
260-637-2273
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Tel-Hy Nature Preserve Privy collection

Hy Goldenberg and his wife Lorry began collecting privies (or out-houses or technically speaking "pit toilets") in 1960 when one was purchased for $3 for use by workers building their home. After he died - shortly after Indiana University displayed some of them in a museum - Mrs. Goldenberg donated them to the Huntington County Historical Museum and to the Tel-Hy Nature Preserve.

[paul galanti, 11/04/2001]

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