Wayne County Infirmary

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Wayne County Infirmary
Opened 1847
Closed 1959
Current Status Preserved
Building Style Single Building
Architect(s) Emsley Ham
Location Centerville, IN
Architecture Style Federal
Alternate Names


The Wayne County Infirmary was built in 1847 by architect Emsley Ham and served the community as a county home until 1959. The property contained the main house, a privy building, a heating plant, a machine shed, a corn crib, a basement crib, and a silo. The property is now a single family residence.[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. 02 Dec 2014.