Adams County Poor Farm

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Adams County Poor Farm
Established 1875
Opened 1943 (Second Facility)
Current Status Active
Building Style Single Building
Architect(s) Charles H. Houck
Location Decatur, IN
Architecture Style Art Deco
Alternate Names
  • Adams County Infirmary
  • Golden Meadows Home


The Golden Meadows Home is an integral part of the history of Adams County. It was established in 1875 as an alternative home for Adams County citizens who were in need of housing and some structure in their lives. For many years, the facility included a farming operation to provide a working environment for those residents who could perform the farming tasks. While they no longer operate the farm, many of the residents do work in the community or assist in many ways around the facility. The current building was constructed in 1942-43 to replace the older structure that had been destroyed by fire. It is currently owned by the Adams County Infirmary.[1]

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  1. Hassett, Kayla. "The County Home in Indiana : A Forgotten Response to Poverty and Disability." Diss. Ed. Vera A. Adams. Ball State U, 2013. Cardinal Scholar, 05 Apr. 2013. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.