Colorado State Industrial School for Boys
|Colorado State Industrial School for Boys|
|Building Style||Cottage Plan|
Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center (“LMYSC”), known to all who reside or work there as “The Hill,” has served the state of Colorado as a forward thinking youth corrections program for more than a century. On February 12, 1881, Governor Pitkin enacted enabling legislation to create a humane and progressive rehabilitative school for incorrigible young men between the ages of 7 and 16. Thus, the Colorado State Industrial School was launched on the original Golden, Colorado campus of the College of Mines. In 1968 the facility was renamed Lookout Mountain School for Boys. In the 1980’s it was reconfigured to meet Colorado’s needs as a maximum-security corrections facility for male offenders ages 15-21 (mean age=17.4 years) and became Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center.