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Jay Critchley compound | Septic Summer Rental.

An old cesspool came with the Carnes Lane property, which Jay Critchley described as an “elegant, circular, beehive-shaped structure,” five feet deep and six feet in diameter. In 1997, he turned it into the Septic Summer Rental, complete with a bed, nightstand and TV, as a commentary on the living conditions facing artists and old-time residents as real estate values escalated. He next transformed it into the Septic Opera and Theater in the Ground.

¶ Last updated on 1 May 2017.

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