Eleanor Caputo - Studio 18 Galleries | Preston Castle "The Beginning" 2006

Created 18-Sep-08
Modified 5-Mar-15
46 photos
Welcome to my Pilsner Urquell award series of Preston Castle. Here you will find images of the Preston School of Industry, located in Ione, CA. It sets atop a hill and is hard to miss as you approach Ione from the west side up hwy 104. Once a home for trouble young boys, at one time it housed Rory Calhoun and Merle Haggard. It is also known for its unsolved murder. It happened in the kitchen. Someone murdered a matronly woman in the 1950's. It had since deteriorated and was abandoned by the state of California.

It is now owned by the Preston foundation, a group of volunteers that hold fund raisers to raise the funds necessary to restore the Castle. They finally finished the roof and are now working on the interior.

The Castle will never look like this again and my images are one of a kind. I took my own props to the castle, such as the rocker, the flowers, suite case, doll and other items, I even have captured ghostly figures in the rocker, on the stairs and peering out of the upstairs window. I hope you enjoy this award winning series and thanks for looking.

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