April 2006: The Castle's exterior features brick and cut limestone, placed with an eye for intricate designs.
From Preston Castle
April 2006: This unusual fire escape actually is a water slide, to allow for faster evacuations.
March 2007: The School's kitchen pantry is small, but cleverly layed out, with everything in easy reach of the cook.
"Caged Form" Students at the Preston School made their own clothing onsite while gaining skills as a tailor.
March 2007: Some of the restoration projects for Preston Castle include undoing later remodels, like this bathroom and bedroom built into a corner of the former library.
"Infirmary (Full Frame)"
This hospital bed is in the doctor's exam room, adjacent to the doctor's office and pharmacy.
March 2007: This hospital bed was in the doctor's exam room, adjacent to the doctor's office and pharmacy.
March 2007: The annex building was built by students of the Preston School of Industry, and includes an impressive ceiling of exposed beams.
March 2007: This cobwebbed sink is near the entry; new arrivals would next be subjected to a delousing plunge bath.
"Two Doors Down"
March 2007: Old doors near the intake area.
A pair of old bathtubs await restoration---along with the peeling paint on this wall.
March 2007: Many of the more valuable fixtures were sold when Preston Castle was scheduled to be torn down, but these showerheads were left intact.
"Color Wheel" Hose reels are spaced throughout Preston Castle; this one is in the rough-ceilinged hallway on the lower level.
NPG-041903-06BW "Apple Blossom Lattice" Pink Lady apple tree, Shingle Springs, California. Black-and-white image.
From Portrait Gallery
NPG-101103-16BW "Glowlily" San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, California. Black-and-white image.
NPG-101103-09BW "Softlily" San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, California. Black-and-white image.