AIA New Jersey’s “Historical Toilet Expert” Responds to the Pittsburgh Potty Mystery with Logic and Professional Experience

June 18, 2018

AIA New Jersey’s “Historical Toilet Expert” Responds to the Pittsburgh Potty Mystery with Logic and Professional Experience

AIA New Jersey and Architects League of Northern New Jersey member William J. Martin, AIA, was interviewed by Fox News regarding the possible origins of the famous Pittsburgh Potty.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/06/18/history-pittsburgh-potties-intrigues-locals-but-remains-mystery.html

While we may never know the truth of why those particular homeowners in Pittsburgh have stand-alone toilets in their cellars, the registered architect’s answer demonstrates his comprehensive understanding of the workings of building systems along with a completely logical, historical reason for the fixtures that allowed early indoor plumbing installations to avoid a homeowner’s potential mess and much more significant community health hazard.

Well done, Bill!

 

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