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Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, March 5, 2011
1. Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility Marker
Inscription. Established in 1929, the facility promoted the farm school ideas of communal living and outdoor health. Like similar institutions of the era and in keeping with the ideals of juvenile reform, the facility originally had no fences to disrupt the campus-like setting, and inmates were housed communally in stone cottages rather than in individual prison cells. The thirteen original buildings, including the eight residence halls, the administrative building, the kitchen/dining hall facility, the gymnasium, and the power-house, are faced with native stone and arranged around a central courtyard. Inmates from the reformatory at Rahway constructed the buildings using stone quarried on the site, and several existing nineteenth century farmhouses were rehabilitated for use by supervisors of the institution.
 
Erected 2011 by Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 38.932′ N, 74° 51.661′ W. Marker is in Lebanon, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Petticoat Lane 0.1 miles south of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map.
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 5, 2011
2. Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility Marker
Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Petticoat Lane, Lebanon NJ 08833, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lebanon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Central Railroad Of New Jersey (approx. one mile away); Annandale Reformed Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); Annandale Historic District (approx. 1.3 miles away); Springside Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); Lebanon Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Lebanon Reformed Church (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lebanon.
 
Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, March 5, 2011
3. Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility
 
 
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