720 XTF Search Results (subject=Cleveland (Ohio). City Infirmary.;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default);subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault Results for your query: subject=Cleveland (Ohio). City Infirmary.;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default Tue, 28 Jul 2020 12:00:00 GMT City Infirmary, Cleveland, Ohio, Records. City Infirmary, Cleveland, Ohio The City Infirmary was established in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1855 to house and assist the poor, aged, mentally ill, and handicapped. The State of Ohio authorized county governments to build and administer poorhouses and infirmaries to provide long-term care for the poor and homeless in 1816. Cuyahoga County was the only county that did not establish a poorhouse, so Cleveland built a combined poorhouse/infirmary in 1827 behind Erie Street Cemetery that accepted referrals from throughout the county. As the population of Cleveland expanded rapidly, its City Council voted in 1849 for a tax levy to pay for a separate workhouse and infirmary. In 1855 the new City Infirmary was built on the site of the current Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital. A few years later, Cleveland was experiencing the consequences of a national economic panic which included an influx of "inmates" to the City Infirmary that included newborn babies, the elderly, and the infirm. Immediately after the American Civil War, Ohio changed its i... Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:00:00 GMT