Why do some Milwaukee basements have a toilet in the middle of the room?
On this week's Urban Spelunking we're answering a weird Milwaukee question: What's the deal with those random basement toilets?
In some Milwaukee homes, especially those built pre-WWII, there's a toilet plopped in the middle of the basement, often with no other amenities. No door, no walls, no sink -- just a toilet. But why?
OnMilwaukee's Bobby Tanzilo took it upon himself to answer this question and found a few plausible explanations. Was the basement toilet meant to be the "dad" toilet -- a vestige from Milwaukee's industrial past -- or was the basement simply the easiest place to install it when indoor plumbing arrived?
Depending on the home, it could be either of those explanations, plus Bobby found a few other reasons for that random toilet in the basement. And are they unique to Milwaukee? Listen to this week's episode below, and visit OnMilwaukee for even more.