Newark State School

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Newark State School
Newark State School
Construction Began 1879
Current Status Closed
Building Style Cottage Plan
Alternate Names
  • Newark State School for Mental Defectives
  • State Custodial Asylum, Newark

Newark State School opened as an experimental branch of Syracuse State School in 1878 and became an independent institution in 1885. The original intention of the institution was to instruct females only. This changed with the first boys being admitted in 1932.