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The earliest Jay County home was established in 1836. The current county home dates from 1895 and since 1984 has been a retirement facility. The Neo-Jacobean main building is constructed in a T-plan with the superintendent’s residence in the front and the two wings extending out from the back. At one point in time the property included the main building, a basement barn, a hay feeder, hay barn, garage, tool shed, blacksmith shop, slaughterhouse, chicken coop, windmill, and cemetery.
The Jay County Infirmary was built in 1895 to serve the people of the town of Portland and Jay County, Indiana. The facility still functions as a county home under the name Jay County Retirement Center. The facility consisted of the main brick building, a basement barn, a barn, a hay feeder, hay barn, garage, tool shed, blacksmith shop, slaughterhouse, chicken coop, and windmill. A cemetery on site is located 90 yards northwest of the house. <ref>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.</ref>
 
  
 
== Images of Jay County Infirmary ==
 
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Latest revision as of 18:24, 26 April 2021

Jay County Infirmary
Established 1836
Opened 1895
Current Status Active
Building Style Single Building
Location Portland, IN
Architecture Style Neo-Jacobean
Alternate Names
  • Jay County Retirement Center




History[edit]

The earliest Jay County home was established in 1836. The current county home dates from 1895 and since 1984 has been a retirement facility. The Neo-Jacobean main building is constructed in a T-plan with the superintendent’s residence in the front and the two wings extending out from the back. At one point in time the property included the main building, a basement barn, a hay feeder, hay barn, garage, tool shed, blacksmith shop, slaughterhouse, chicken coop, windmill, and cemetery.

Images of Jay County Infirmary[edit]

Main Image Gallery: Jay County Infirmary