Gays, Illinois: Two-Story Outhouse

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Historical Two Story Outhouse 1872

Address:
1022 Front St., Gays, IL
Directions:
I-57 exit 190. Drive west on Hwy 16 for nine miles, through Mattoon, into Gays. Look for the blue official Illinois "Historical Two Story Outhouse 1872" sign. Turn right at Pine St.; one block north.
RA Rates:
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2-story outhouse.

Two-Story Outhouse

Although "two-story outhouse" may seem like a dumb joke, this one is authentic -- and its town considers it historic and worthy of its own little park.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/23/2008]

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Two-Story Outhouse 200th Birthday Ride

In 1976 the village of Gays entered a float in the Bicentennial parade with a replica of the two-story outhouse. My mother, Margaret Winings, rode on the float dressed in the mode of the day. We lived in Gays in my childhood.

[Byron Winings, 12/04/2015]

2-story outhouse.

Two-Story Outhouse

First off, if you find yourself near here, you're already lost. Second, it's not that interesting. We wasted time going to Gays. It's not really worth getting out of the car to see.

[Jon P, 09/10/2011]

At this kind of attraction -- where physical exploration and use are thwarted -- visitors must find a different perspective, or they will be dissatisfied. Perhaps instead we must visit a "2-Story Outhouse of the Mind," allowing the half-moon doors of inner consciousness to creak open!


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