Fourth Historic Structure Reconstruction

The Original Foundation of the Outhouse

The Original Foundation of the Outhouse

The Little Loomhouse cabins pre-date indoor plumbing.? That means the three historic structures at one time needed a fourth structure- an outhouse.? Most outhouses were abandoned after the advent of indoor plumbing, however, our little outhouse survived.? It was not until a tree fell on it that it met its demise. Boy Scout CJ Underwood took on the project of rebuilding our historic fourth structure in an effort to earn his Eagle Scout status.

CJ Underwood

CJ Underwood

Because the Little Loomhouse property is on the National Register of Historic Places and a Louisville Landmark, it was necessary for CJ to partner with the Louisville Landmarks team to make sure his project met the Secretary of Interior?s standards for the treatment of historic properties.

Construction of Outhouse into Original Foundation

Construction of the Outhouse into the Original Foundation

CJ cleared away the old tree that fell on the historic structure.? He then reconstructed the outhouse on the original foundation and incorporated all salvageable material from the original- right down to the two seater bench.? CJ also re-cut the overgrown path leading to the outhouse and lined it with 150 Daffodil bulbs and landscape mulch.

The completed outhouse - complete with the original two seat bench

The completed outhouse – complete with the original two seat bench