Comfort Station

Comfort Station is a historic "sanitary" on Blue Hill Avenue in Milton, Massachusetts.

Although finely detailed in Swiss Chalet style, this is a very simple building, built in 1904 for a single purpose which it still performs today. It is approximately 35x22 feet(10x7m), divided approximately half and half between men's and women's toilets which sit on a terrazzo floor about five feet (1.5m) above grade. Two handicapped accessible toilets were added on the east (back) side during an extensive refurbishing in 2008. It is well preserved, with most exterior parts either original or carefully matched to the original. It was originally adjacent to a trolley rest stop, but the trolley and the restaurant pavilion are long gone. It now serves visitors to the Department of Conservation and Recreation's Trailside Museum and people climbing Great Blue Hill, at whose base it sits.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on September 25, 1980, reference number 80000658.

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