Whittier in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Reform School for Juvenile Offenders
Fred C. Nelles School
Erected 1984 by State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the Department of the Youth Authority. (Marker Number 947.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks series list.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 33° 58.726′ N, 118° 2.981′ W. Marker was in Whittier, California, in Los Angeles CountyTouch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 11850 East Whittier Boulevard, Whittier CA 90606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Paradox Hybrid Walnut Tree (approx. 0.4 miles away); Greek George (approx. 0.6 miles away); Casa de Governor Pío Pico (approx. 1.6 miles away); Hathaway Ranch (approx. 3.4 miles away); Battle of the Rio San Gabriel (approx. 3.7 miles away); Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe (approx. 3.8 miles away); Mission Vieja (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Speedee McDonald's Store (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whittier.
Regarding Reform School for Juvenile Offenders. The school closed in 2004. A new residential development ‘The Groves in Whittier’ opened on the site in 2020, preserving some of the original buildings. The developer reported the marker was stolen during construction, and they are considering possibly installing a replacement.
Also see . . .
1. Fred C Nelles (1906 - 1972) - Find A Grave Memorial. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.)
2. Fred C. Nelles School history. Detailed history, including this: Country musicisan Merle Haggard was sent to Fred C. Nelles School, but escaped in 1952. (Submitted on October 11, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2011. This page has been viewed 945 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on December 9, 2020. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 28, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. 5. submitted on October 11, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.