Bryant Pond, Maine: Three-Story Outhouse

Not 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.
Open during Grange meetings. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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3-story outhouse.

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.

[ Team, 02/26/2005]
Three-story outhouse

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]

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