Scope and Content Note

These mounted photographs show the site in Yorktown Heights chosen for the New York State Training School for Boys. The photographs may have been used for site selection or for preparation of a report on needed buildings and improvements by the site selection commission. The photographs show buildings and farm land, many of which are identified on the back of the photographs.

The school was intended to replace the New York House of Refuge on Randall's Island, but the plan was abandoned in 1918 and the school never opened. The site, along with the property of the Mohansic State Hospital, became the Mohansic State Lake Preservation.