Preston Castle Foundation

"Preston Castle Foundation"

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Service & Non-Profit Organization
About Us

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.

California Registered Historical Landmark No. 867

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