Having stood since 1870, "Green Acres," The Putnam County Home, pictured above before its closure, came down on Tuesday. After tearing off the roof in the morning, crews brought the building down in a controlled burn in the afternoon. By evening, only a smoking pile of brick and stone remained. The Putnam County Commissioners voted to close the facility in 2009, citing a $230,000 annual budget and only five residents at the time. The facility was originally built as a poorhouse for destitute county residents before evolving into a nursing facility in the 1900s. Verlon Clark and his sons, who had been leasing the surrounding farmland for many years, purchased the property in 2009.