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.
|Publisher:||Crow & Pitcher Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.16(d)|
About the Author
In 2012, she started Pens for Paws Auction, which features critiques and swag from agents and authors to raise money for a no-kill, cage-free cat sanctuary called Fat Kitty City. She's also been involved with capturing the restoration efforts for Preston Castle (formerly the Preston School of Industry) in photographs and can sometimes be found haunting its hallways.
An incurable joiner, she is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (where she serves as Illustrator Coordinator for her local chapter), is an alumna of the group blog Operation Awesome, and debuted with the collection of authors known as The Fearless Fifteeners.
She shares a home in California's Gold Country with a husband, two rescued Griffon Fauve de Bretagne sisters, and a reformed-feral tabby, and far too many books (if that's even possible).