The Columbian reported that the property in Hazel Dell was recently also added to the Washington state Heritage Register.
The county poor farm operated from as early as 1873 until 1943.
State historic preservation officer Allyson Brooks said counties operated poor farms throughout the United States until the system was reorganized in the 1930s, and then largely discontinued after the passage and implementation of Social Security legislation.
State architectural historian Michael Houser has said the Clark County farm is the best example of the poor-farm system in Washington state.
A two-story landmark building on the site is currently home to the offices of Washington State University Clark County Extension.
More Northwest Headlines
Evacuation order lifted for town of Roosevelt State Board of Education sets lower bar for Common Core tests 6:54 p.m. Oregon warns marijuana growers against illegal pesticides 4:29 p.m. $1 million bail for man accused of shooting at Fife police 3:49 p.m. Cattle becomes Oregonís top agricultural commodity Yakima guaranteed at least 1 Latino council member Christian school in Oregon sued over firing pregnant, unwed educator Family of man who died in Spokane jail files claim seeking at least $6.5M
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.