Preston Castle
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 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
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Marky
Views: 23

Long Description:
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


County: Amador

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

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