Nevada State Hospital

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Nevada State Hospital
Nevada State Hospital
Established 1885
Opened 1887
Closed 1991
Demolished 1999
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Kirkbride Plan
Architect(s) Morris Frederick Bell
Location Nevada, MO
Architecture Style Second Empire
Alternate Names
  • State Hospital for the Insane No. 3


Nevada State Hospital was established in 1885; it was the third asylum in Missouri. The first building to be built was the distinctive Kirkbride main building. Over the years the building lost most of its distinctive features and ornamentation. In 1991 Nevada State Hospital closed and transitioned its operations to a Community Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program known as Southwest Missouri Mental Health Center. The center continued these operations until 1997 when it relocated to a new inpatient facility in ElDorado Springs, Missouri. In conjunction with this move, the facility received an official title change to Southwest Missouri Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center and currently continues services under this title. All that remains is the former Infirmary Building, now renovated as a retirement home.


Nevada State Hospital #3, A History of Change, 1885 - 2013


There are about 1,500 patients buried at the hospital cemetery. Records pertaining to it were lost in 1991 during the hospital's closure. List of known burials

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