Cedar Lake, Michigan: Two-Story OuthouseDouble decker dumper, teetering noticeably, alone in the woods. Definitely not for visitor use, even the sure of foot and aim.
- 7620 N. Academy Rd, Cedar Lake, MI
- From US Hwy 127 drive 18 miles west on Hwy 46 to Cedar Lake. Turn south on Academy Rd and it is the second house on the left past Pine Rd. The outhouse is out back.
Visitor Tips and News About Two-Story Outhouse
I've visited this outhouse two times, once with my mom and dad and once with my brother. I've talked with [owners] Vicky Cole and her husband and told them what they should do to at least slow down the leaning. I suggested cutting down the trees around the outhouse, especially the roots, and some simple trenching to keep rainwater from surrounding the outhouse, and to diagonally brace the structure with 2x4s to stiffen it up. My father was really interested in this outhouse and has many photos of it, as do I.[Doug Taylor, 11/06/2016]
My brother, grandfather and I were there in July, 1967. We told a joke about a two-story outhouse -- and he took us there! We were amazed. The building next to it was still standing in 1967. Also, my grandfather lived nearby and worked in the train depot near the outhouse in the years around World War I, and he knew the Nelson family that ran the store. This brings back fond memories for me.[Howard A. Boylan, 01/31/2015]
This outhouse is leaning to the north, and considerably overgrown with vegetation, but still visible from the road. We stopped by to see it in May 2008.[Don Klemm, 08/27/2008]
Vicki Cole has walked and driven past an abandoned two-story outhouse in her town for 34 years. Now, she and her husband own it.... [11/19/2007] Complete News Story
As of July 16, 2007 the two-story outhouse is still standing, though seemingly being eaten by the woods.[Jesse, 07/24/2007]