Muscatine County Home Dairy Barn

Built in 1926, the Muscatine County Home Dairy Barn was part of the Muscatine County Poor Farm--a.k.a Muscatine County Home. The "Poor Farm" was created in 1883 by the county where "unfortunates who could not care for themselves' (i.e., the poor, elderly and physically or mentally disabled) were cared for at tax payer expense. The barn housed dairy cattle that produced cream for sale and milk and butter for the residents of the home.The Muscatine County Dairy Barn was evaluated under a Field Services Survey in 2016 and determined to be eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Successful nomination to the NRHP was completed in 2019 by Price Preservation Services with funding from a CLG Grant.

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