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Cleveland Workhouse photograph
Description: Photograph of the Cleveland Workhouse on Woodland Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio, from the collection of Louis Baus. Built in 1871, this institution served a number of functions including city infirmary, poorhouse, tuberculosis sanatorium and penal farm. Louis Baus, a native of Cleveland, Ohio, was born in 1875. He began his career as a professional photographer doing studio work before becoming a staff photographer for the Cleveland Advocate in 1911. Baus worked for the paper, which was later purchased by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, for thirty-eight years until his death in 1949. He was also an avid collector of historic photographs. The Louis Baus Collection consists of over one thousand photographs mounted in eleven albums, showing historic Cleveland, the village of Zoar and Ohio covered bridges and mills. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: P223_B01_A03_274
Subjects: Cleveland (Ohio)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Labor--Ohio; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections; Prisoners and prisons;
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)