Capturing the Castle (Paperback)
Images of Preston Castle (2006-2016)
Crow & Pitcher Press, 9780998721408, 62pp.
Publication Date: May 2, 2017
On a hilltop in Ione, California, there stands an unlikely castle with
fanciful turrets and a soaring clock tower, looming over the town at
its feet. This is Preston Castle, formerly known as the Preston
School of Industry, which operated as a youth correctional facility
from 1894 through 1960.
Fascinated by this unique building, I have photographed its interior
over a ten-year period, and learned something of its history.
Meanwhile, the Preston Castle Foundation has been working to
preserve and restore selected rooms, and many of these photos will
take you back in time to their state of arrested decay.