The Garden Privy

The Garden Privy (HM1LRG)

Location: Nashville, TN 37076 Davidson County
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N 36° 12.917', W 86° 36.733'

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This small brick privy or necessary is something of a mystery. No documents or illustrations record the presence of such a building when the Jackson family lived on the property. Archaelogical evidence suggests that an older building may have stood here during Andrew Jackson's lifetime. Mansion residents would have made use of chamber pots kept in the bedrooms, making this structure more of a status symbol or garden embellishment than something necessary to everyday life. The structure you see now was probably built or renovated in the 1890's as a restroom for Hermitage visitors.
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Date Added Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 534854 N 4007896
Decimal Degrees36.21528333, -86.61221667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 12.917', W 86° 36.733'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 12' 55.02" N, 86° 36' 43.98" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4580 Rachels Ln, Nashville TN 37076, US
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