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


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.