Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 08:13:10 EST
From: "Beverly S. Hartford" HARTFORD[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UCS.INDIANA.EDU
Subject: Re: "basement"
No, it wasn't just Southern. We used it in Northern New England (Maine)
I don't know it's origins, though. I don't recall any buildings,
private or public where the restrooms were actually in the basements,
although I certainly recall quite a few that were outdoors (outhouses).
This is about 50 years ago...Bev Hartford (Indiana University)