San Juan Bautista, California: Two Story Outhouse

Two floors of historical bathroom architecture atttached to a hotel. The ladies and kids used the upper holes; the men took advantage of the lower.

Plaza Hotel

Mariposa St., San Juan Bautista, CA
At the back of the Plaza Hotel. Easily visible on the east side of Mariposa St., between 2nd and 3rd Sts.
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Two Story Outhouse

An unusual structure that services an old two-story hotel. The upstairs section of the outhouse can only be accessed by a catwalk from the upstairs hotel rooms.

However, don't miss the rest of the state park. It has one of 21 old Spanish missions, the hotel, a good example of a two-story Adobe house, blacksmith shop and a very interesting display of old wagons and carriages.

Costs $7 to see the whole shebang. Takes 2 hours to thoroughly see the whole thing (reading all the plaques and museum displays).

[D Potthoff, 07/12/2015]

2-story outhouse.

Two Story Outhouse

Two story outhouse is in back of the Plaza Hotel of the State Historical Park. The upper room was used by women and young children, and the lower was used by men, guests of the hotel.

[David Kamada, 01/01/2011]
Two Story Outhouse

In California on the State PBS stations, there is a series called "California Gold" done by Huell Houser. One of his shows touched on a two-story outhouse in San Juan Bautista (a state historical park). It's just a short walk from the mission featured in Hitchcock's film "Vertigo."

[Mike LeVine, 02/18/2001]

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