Genoa, Ohio: America's Most Honored Outhouse

Built in 1870, used for 60 years, restored for the 1976 Bicentennial. Has four doors, two chimneys, and multiple windows. Its Romanesque Revival design qualified it for the National Historic Register, the only outhouse so honored.

Address:
310 Main St., Genoa, OH
Directions:
Downtown. A white brick building, big for an outhouse, behind the red brick building on the southwest corner of Main St. and OH-163/W. Fourth St.
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America's Most Honored Outhouse

First, and for the record, no...you can't go in. It's all boarded up. Second, the parking is present (and abundant, for a boarded-up outhouse...about six dedicated spots), but very confusing. A ditch stands in the way of easy access to the indicated grassy spot. You can only really park by going through the open gate of the perimeter fence around the construction project next door. There is an additional opening on the right that allows you to drive through to the area in front of the outhouse. The National Historic marker is on the opposite side of the building.

[Kitsa, 03/23/2021]

The old school privy.

America's Most Honored Outhouse

The address is 310 Main St.in Genoa. Google has it listed as the "Old School Privy."

[Stephen Francia, 08/23/2020]

Also known as The Little Building.

America's Most Honored Outhouse

It's labeled a historic site -- with no indication of its history.

[Janet Brooks, 09/16/2019]

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