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Couple collects outhouses as garden accent

Aug. 10, 2009 at 3:14 PM

SAUKVILLE, Wis., Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Wisconsin couple said they have amassed a collection of six antique outhouses to adorn the exotic gardens at their home.

Andrea and John Jaeger of the Town of Saukville said they purchased their first outhouse more than 20 years ago at a Mequon, Wis., auction for $5 and friends soon began bringing aged outhouses to their garden to turn the single accent piece into a full-fledged collection, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported Monday.

"We don't really want to collect them," John Jaeger said. "But we hate to see them being destroyed, because they're part of history."

Jaeger said he considers his outhouse collection to be complete, but he might be willing to make an exception if a particularly interesting piece catches his attention, such as a double-decker outhouse or one made from brick.

"I don't really need any more," he said.

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