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Lebanon in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1929.
 
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By Alan Edelson, March 5, 2011
2. Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility Marker
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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. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31 Petticoat Lane, Lebanon NJ 08833, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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˝ miles away); Lebanon Reformed Church (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 5, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 5, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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