Lewis County Poor Farm

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Lewis County Poor Farm
Opened 1873/1927
Closed 1991
Current Status Closed
Building Style Single Building
Location Canton, MO
Alternate Names
  • Prairie View Rest Home


Designed by architect Ludwig Abt, Prairie View Rest Home was built in 1927 as the Lewis County Poor Farm near Lewistown, Missouri. The now empty building next to the Lewis County Fairgrounds was a replacement for the Lewis County Poor Farm opened in 1873 east of Canton. The Lewis County Home became the Prairie View Rest Home in the late 1940s. In 1991, the facility was closed and the remaining residents moved to Country Aire Retirement Estates.