Bryant Pond, Maine: Three-Story OuthouseNot the free-standing structure of hilarity you'd expect. This one is attached to the back of the Masonic Hall.
Jefferson Masonic Lodge No. 100
- Main St., Bryant Pond, ME
- In town, on the east side of Main St./Hwy 26 just north of where it bends from north-south to east-west. The front of the building is identified as Jefferson Masonic Lodge No. 100; the outhouse is attached to the back of the Jefferson Masonic Lodge No. 100.
- During Grange meetings.
Visitor Tips and News About Three-Story Outhouse
The fabled three-story outhouse, evolutionary superior of the two-story model, has been a disappointing pursuit for us. Take this one in Maine: If we hadn't been tipped this was an outhouse, we would never have noticed it. No visual clues; it looks like an enclosed stairwell against the back of the town's Masonic Hall, not a hilarious freestanding sky-crapper. The structure once facilitated simultaneous triple tier evacuation; modern Masons are encouraged to frequent the newer bathrooms.
The Grange Hall next door has a two-story outhouse, similarly unspectacular. The halls (and outhouses) are only open when there are Grange meetings, usually one Monday a month, 7 pm.
There could be hundreds of similar multiple-story outhouses in Maine, not promoted to tourists and hoarded in secret by fraternal organizations.[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 02/26/2005]
On the 3rd Monday of every month the local Masonic lodge in Bryant Pond holds its meeting. The interesting fact about this is that they have a 3-story outhouse that is still used today. I visit this lodge hall on a regular basis.[Gavin Hutchinson, 03/04/1999]