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Photographs of proposed site for the State Training School for Boys

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These photographs of buildings and farm land show the site proposed for the New York State Training School for Boys in Yorktown Heights. These may have been used by the or for a report on needed buildings and improvements. Never executed, the proposed schoolwas intended to replace the New York House of Refuge. This site, along with the property of the Mohansic State Hospital, became the Mohansic State Lake Preservation.
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Quantity:
1.3 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
[ca. 1908-1909
Series Number:
A1995

Arrangement

Grouped by location of farms, with one group of general views.

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.

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Microfilm is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

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