Little Privy on the Prairie
How fitting this little outhouse is to the entire Spring Hill Ranch complex. Stephen Jones didn't cut corners on his buildings.
The exterior walls are substantial and beautiful, built with block limestone and keystones with a hammered face and tooled stone edges. The corner stones also have tooled edges.
The interior walls are rough-cut ashlar stone, which are dressed at the windows. There is evidence that the interior was meant to be enclosed with either wood or wood, lathe, and plaster. The outhouse even has curtains in the windows for that added element of privacy.
An outhouse was necessary, as this predated indoor plumbing here on the prairie. The only thing that saved someone from a trip to the outhouse on a cold, snowy night was the chamber pot. There are many names for these little helpers, such as "Thunder Buckets", "Rumble Pots", etc.