Poor House
Mayfield Township
Lapeer County
Michigan


Poorhouse three miles from Lapeer—

A very high brick building having a basement, two stories and an attic; practically a four story house, and many of the inmates are “way up in the air" with a long journey to the ground and outer air. Except for this egregious mistake in height, the house is well planned. Separation of sexes is provided for. Excellent bathing facilities exist. Has a good water supply, good sewerage and ventilation, and is equipped with fire escapes.
Biennial Report, Vol. 15. By Michigan State Welfare Commission (1899-1900)

The following visits wore reported: By Commissioner Gillespie to Eaton and Allegan county jails, Michigan School for the Deaf and State House of Correction and Reformatory. By Commissioner Jenks to Lapeer county poorhouse; Commissioners Jenks, Light and Hilton to the Wayne County Asylum for the insane. (See proceedings of board under provisions of section 1, Act 47. Laws 1891.)
Biennial Report, Vol. 15. By Michigan State Welfare Commission (1899-1900)

According to the Census -- In 1910 there were 44 inmates -- 31 Males and 13 Females