Posted by: heringermr
N 38° 21.924 W 120° 57.023
10S E 679062 N 4248346
Quick Description: California Historical Landmark #867
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2008 12:30:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM58CE
The 'Castle,' built in 1890-1894, is the most significant example of Romanesque Revival architecture in the Mother Lode. It was built to house the Preston School of Industry, established by the State Legislature as a progressive action toward rehabilitating, rather than simply imprisoning, juvenile offenders. Doors of the 120-room 'Castle' closed in 1960 after new facilities were completed.
Marker Number: 867.00
Marker Name: PRESTON CASTLE
Has Official CA Plaque: yes
Marker Dedication Date: 07/14/1974
Preston School of Industry, Waterman Rd - plaque located 0.9 miles N of site on State Hwy 104 (P.M. 4.3), 1 mi N of lone
Website: [Web Link]
Feel free to post a picture of you at the landmark site, but a photo is not required to log a visit.