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Poor House

Poor House


Poor House

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formerly 1506-8 E Columbia St
Evansville, IN

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c1860 Poor House is built
1921 Buildings are razed


North side of Columbia near Governor
District: Jimtown
Latitude: 37.984888
Longitude: -87.559322
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angled (facing downtown) brick built <1871 in atlas over 80 years (1921-80=c1860) county poor house farm

contract to build farm 1871

planned addition 1876 quotes sep 1876 frame addition article + pics 5/26/1899

city? not county? 1880s as pest house? first building visible coming into town (pest house combined with it?) old poor house purchased farm and relocated? location limited city growth to north old poor house columbia and governor for sale 1883 had moved burned? skulls found feb 1892 during water main work tenement housing old poor house near old Catholic Graveyard tollgate for plank rd (stringtown)located at poor house *8/27/1906 ejn and 2/4/1934 ep

frame structure built <1895 corner of governor closed 1883 when county was built annexed to city as vanderburgh addition and area developed quickly

tenement housing <1895->1899

razed may 1921 for apts (where bungalows are)

See also Residences / Domestic Jimtown district

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