Pre-1900 building served as a county home

Medical care has certainly changed in many ways in the last generation or two. Options for treatment have changed too. The photo shows the former Kosciusko County Home, also commonly referred to in the past as the county infirmary, among other names. The building is located on County Farm Road near Warsaw. The Romanesque Revival brick building was built between 1895 and 1897. The property had two garages, a cell house, a heating plant, a basement barn, two corn cribs and the main brick building. It was a working farm at one time for those living there. In the 1953, the county home was closed and 11 years later, in 1964, was auctioned off by the county commissioners. It was purchased by the Millers and Miller’s Merry Manor was began. The building is still used today as the corporate offices for Miller’s Health Systems, which includes Miller’s Merry Manor. It is a beautiful brick building and one of the shrinking number of buildings built prior to 1900 and still standing.

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Former Kosciusko County Home near Warsaw.


About historynut11

My name is Tim Ashley and I am a newspaper editor/reporter/photographer in Milford, Indiana, and live in nearby Goshen, Indiana. A deeply held and sincere passion of mine is history and learning from the past. I enjoy a wide variety of history topics, but particularly local history, noted American highways (Lincoln Highway and Route 66), railroad history and the Civil War. I believe we can learn much from the past and that past shapes who we are today. I also enjoy visiting museums and historical sites, as well as taking photos of remnants from the past still standing.
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