A few nice simple bathroom images I found:
Image from page 562 of “American homes and gardens” (1905)
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Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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ista upon entering the hall. It is trimmed with oak, and is finished in a simplemanner, with oak beams showing in the ceiling and in the walls. An open fireplace withbrick facings and hearth and a mantel of simple design is the chief feature of thisroom. A large china closet, with dresser and sink, separates the dining-room fromthe kitchen and laundry. Both of the latter arc fitted up complete with all the bestmodern conveniences. The arrangement of the bed-rooms on the second floor is the best possible for light,air and convenience, as each room is exposed on three sides. The stairway is quite an tion for two different uses of the stairs from the second landing into two different halls. There arethree of which have open fireplaces, as well as a bathroom. The servants bedrooms and trunk-room : is a heating apparatus and fuel-rooms in the cellar, which is built under the entire house. of Boston, Mass., was the architect, and the cost was less than if it had been built of new materials.
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The Bricks Used for ihii Home Were Taken from an Old Dwelling in Boston and Used for the Outer Walk The Entrance Porch and Brick Terrace Before the R The House Frankly Reproduces the Character of an Old New England Farmhoi 346 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS September, 1907
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Prairie Door; Sod House on the Prairie; Sanborn, MN
Image by _Jason_K
Sod House on the Prairie is an actual tourist destination located in Sanborn, MN, on the Laura Ingalls Historic Highway.
Information on the attraction’s website states that Stan McCone built several sod replicas in 1987-1988 as a personal tribute to the homesteaders who came to the prairie. Stan and his family presently live on the farm site where the sod buildings are standing.
The one room soddy is made of sod walls two feet thick, and it has a lumber roof and floor. Inside it’s furnished like the 1880 period. Near the sod house is a replica of a dugout, a much smaller and simpler structure that served as the initial shelter settlers created upon arriving, prior to building their sod house. The dugout has a floor and walls made of dirt, and a roof of cottonwood poles & dried grass. There is a ladder that leads to a small loft. Furnishings were very plain and simple.
Stan also built a sod outhouse, which served as the bathroom facility for guests who stayed overnight in the sod house when it was used as a bed & breakfast.
In addition, there is a small log cabin that was built to replicate a trapper’s cabin. It’s about the size of the dugout in which Laura Ingalls’ family lived, and contains furs, traps, and Indian things.
Surrounding the buildings are ten acres of restored prairie grasses six to eight feet tall. Pioneers called the prairie the "sea of grass" because it grew so tall in places that a person would need to stand on a horse just to see the land ahead. There are some trails where you can walk and enjoy the colorful flowers and grasses growing together.
Visit the Sod House on the Prairie website: www.sodhouse.org/