Jay County Infirmary

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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

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. [1]

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References

  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.