Nevada State Hospital

Provisions for an asylum in Nevada, Missouri were established by the state's general assembly in 1885. The asylum began life in a striking Second Empire style Kirkbride building designed by architect Morris Frederick Bell which was completed in 1887. Also known as State Asylum Number Three, it was the third public asylum erected in the state of Missouri (the first being in Fulton, the second in Saint Joseph).

The building's extravagantly ornate facade was modified in the twentieth-century. Most notably the towers and other decorative elements of the building's design were removed, eliminating much of the structure's character.

The state hospital closed in 1991, although other facilities remained on its former grounds. However, the Kirkbride building was abandoned and eventually torn down in 1999.

Other names for this hospital:

  • State Hospital for the Insane No. 3


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