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Old 07-23-2010, 03:03 PM
 
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Sort of wondering what year did U.S. home first get indoor plumbing? Both urban homes and rural homes.

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Old 07-23-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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There is no real answer. Multi-unit dwellings in crowded areas had communal washrooms early on.
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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Here you go:

History of Plumbing in America
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Old 07-23-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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Indoor plumbing? What is that?
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Old 07-23-2010, 11:37 PM
 
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I must've missed it. Didn't really see what I was looking for.

I knew of someone that had a house that was built in I believe 1930 that originally didn't have any indoor plumbing and even had an outhouse still standing when I met them in '86. The house was originally 3 rooms.

Then I knew of someone else that lived in a farm house that didn't originally have indoor plumbing that I think was built in the 1930's.

Yet I have been in houses built in the 50's that had indoor bathrooms originally...yet my mother grew up on a farm in the 60's that didn't have indoor plumbing.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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There are too many variables to give a simple answer. My grandma's family didn't even get electricity to their house until 1950! My other grandma's family had electricity, but didn't install an indoor bathroom until the late 1960's. These were both rural houses. The house I'm trying to buy in the city, was built in 1902, and appears to have been built with indoor plumbing.
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Old 07-25-2010, 12:46 AM
 
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Lots a variables in rural areas. My husband's house had a party line telephone until the late 70s.
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Old 07-25-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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A buddy of mine owns a large rural farm house built in the late 1800's. It still has a huge copper tank in the attic that supplied all of the indoor plumbing.

My Mother was born in Duquesne, Pa. in 1933. They used an outhouse until their Westmifflin house was built in 1941.
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Old 07-25-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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There is no one answer, many homes had indoor plumbing in the late 1800's, some didn't get it until the early 1960's.
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Old 07-27-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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Sort of wondering what year did U.S. home first get indoor plumbing? Both urban homes and rural homes.

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Between the 1700's and the 1950's
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