Orange County Infirmary

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Orange County Infirmary
Construction Began 1909
Opened 1913
Closed 1967
Current Status Preserved
Building Style Single Building
Location Paoli,IN
Architecture Style Italian Renaissance
Alternate Names


The Orange County Infirmary was constructed in 1909 and served the community as a county home until 1967. The property is now a single family home, but shows significant signs of deterioration. There is a cemetery on site across the road from the home.

According to "The County Home in Indiana : A Forgotten Response to Poverty and Disability."

"The former Orange County Poor Asylum is located on a 3.53-acre wooded lot on County Farm Road, three miles northeast of Paoli. 121 The building now serves as a single-family dwelling, and it is in deteriorated condition. Some windows are broken or boarded, metal wall cladding is rusted, and soffits are in poor repair. It appears that the family who resides there occupies the central section and perhaps the west wing. The east wing, however, appears to be abandoned. This large building was designed to house thirty-eight people when it was constructed, shortly before 1910. At that time, it was considered a model county home." [1]

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  1. Hassett, Kayla. "The County Home in Indiana : A Forgotten Response to Poverty and Disability." Diss. Ed. Vera A. Adams. Ball State U, 2013. Cardinal Scholar, 05 Apr. 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.