State Reform School for Boys

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State Reform School for Boys
Established 1853
Current Status Preserved
Building Style Cottage Plan
Location South Portland, ME
Alternate Names
  • State School for Boys




History[edit]

The State Reform School for Boys, later named the State School for Boys, was established in 1853 "for the instruction, employment, and reform of juvenile offenders" ages 8 to 16. Residents were put to farming and brick making in an effort to make them useful and productive citizens.