Standard Prefab Bathroom

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  • Standard Fabrication Company promotional brochure. Standard Fabrication Company promotional brochure.
  • Standard Prefabricated bathroom unit. (HB Photo, n.d.) Standard Prefabricated bathroom unit. (HB Photo, n.d.)
  • detail view of parts for prefabricated bathroom unit. detail view of parts for prefabricated bathroom unit.
  • pivoting sink of Standard Prefab Bathroom pivoting sink of Standard Prefab Bathroom

"After the war I decided that the construction of buildings was rather archaic and that we should do something else--so I tried to do that by building prefabricated bathrooms."
Oral History

This design was the outgrowth of Goldberg's wartime experience creating the prefabricated appliances and connections for his Standard Houses. Designed for the Standard Fabrication Corporation, the Standard Prefabricated Bathroom was efficient and affordable. The five-foot long bathroom contained a bathtub, shower, sink and toilet. The sink was designed to pivot over the toilet or bathtub, so that the unit only occupied a minimal amount of floor space. All the plumbing was included in the appliance. Bathroom installation needed only four connections: hot and cold water, drain, and vent. The unit featured a back wall to hang towels, a sink "big enough to bathe a baby," a storage cabinet. Unit costs were only $275-$375 (including installation) at the time of sale. Approximately 2000 were built before the company ceased operations.