The county home in Indiana : a forgotten response to poverty and disability

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dc.contributor.advisor Adams, Vera A.
dc.contributor.author Hassett, Kayla
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-10T13:05:51Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-10T13:05:51Z
dc.date.created 2013-05-04
dc.date.issued 2013-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197159
dc.description.abstract The county home is a rapidly disappearing building type in Indiana. Also known as the poorhouse, poor asylum, or county farm, the county home was Indiana’s first unified response to poverty and disability. County homes were built in each of Indiana’s ninety-two counties, but today, over half of these buildings either sit vacant or have been demolished. This thesis includes a survey of Indiana’s remaining county homes, recording forty-eight buildings in forty-seven counties. Information regarding each building’s architectural significance, condition, and current use is noted. Though reuse can be difficult, often due to large building size or rural location, it is possible. Several successful examples of adaptive reuse of county homes exist across the state, as this thesis illustrates.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Urban Planning
dc.subject.lcsh Almshouses -- Indiana
dc.subject.lcsh Almshouses -- Indiana -- Design and construction
dc.title The county home in Indiana : a forgotten response to poverty and disability en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1712084


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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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