Did "outside privy" mean outhouse/earth closet/other or a non-in-unit water closet? I was thinking that was somewhat surprising, in comparison to UK standards*, but then again, Chicago was on a, or just beginning a, building boom at that time.
*They were ahead in WC provision per dwelling unit, but not inside/indoor plumbing, especially bathrooms. Italian POW's who were billeted with
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