Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility

Mountainview Youth Correctional Facility (HMR8I)

Location: Lebanon, NJ 08801 Hunterdon County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 38.932', W 74° 51.661'

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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.
HM NumberHMR8I
Series This marker is part of the New Jersey: Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission series
Year Placed2011
Placed ByHunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 7:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 511750 N 4499788
Decimal Degrees40.64886667, -74.86101667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 38.932', W 74° 51.661'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 38' 55.92" N, 74° 51' 39.66" W
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Area Code(s)908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 53 Petticoat Ln, Lebanon NJ 08801, US
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