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Ione in Amador County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Preston Castle

 
 
Preston Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 6, 2007
1. Preston Castle Marker
Inscription. 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

Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Amador County Historical Society, July 14, 1974.
 
Erected 1974 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Amador County Historical Society. (Marker Number 867.)
 
Location. 38° 21.923′ N, 120° 57.017′ W. Marker is in Ione, California, in Amador County. Marker is on Highway 104, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ione CA 95640, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quincy - Ione's Sister City (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scully Ranch (approx. one mile away); Ione Brewery
Preston Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 6, 2007
2. Preston Castle Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); The Heirloom (approx. 1.2 miles away); Steam Flour Mill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Iron Ivan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Red Brick Building Saloon (approx. 1.3 miles away); Ione City Hall (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Ione.
 
Also see . . .
1. Preston Castle Foundation. (Submitted on August 11, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
2. City of Ione History. (Submitted on August 11, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
3. Wikipedia - Preston School of Industry. (Submitted on August 11, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.)
4. Creative Arts by Angelica R. Jackson. Photos of the inside of the castle. (Submitted on August 11, 2007, by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Categories. EducationForts, CastlesMan-Made FeaturesNotable Buildings
 
Preston Castle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 6, 2007
3. Preston Castle Marker
Preston Castle image. Click for full size.
By Karen Key, August 6, 2007
4. Preston Castle
Preston Castle - Guard House image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 17, 2005
5. Preston Castle - Guard House
Building on Grounds image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, November 17, 2005
6. Building on Grounds
Preston Castle image. Click for full size.
Wolfgang Kotz, Published by Tahoe Foto
7. Preston Castle
Description on Postcard:
PRESTON CASTLE
Ione, California
The Preston School of Industry "castle" was opened in 1894, and was the state's first reformatory for youths. Designated a State Historical Landmark in 1974, the castle is the most significant example of Romanesque revival architecture in the Mother Lode.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 5,378 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Karen Key of Sacramento, California.   5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on December 22, 2016.
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