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Location DB > United States > New Jersey > Preakness > Passaic County Youth Detention Center
Passaic County Youth Detention Center
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created by EsseXploreR on 10/26/2015 7:23 PM
last modified by EsseXploreR on 10/26/2015 7:34 PM
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This location has been labeled as Demolished, and therefore can be viewed by anyone.
Medium sized building, very modern.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Demolished
Accessibility: Difficult
Recommendation: not very exciting
 Physical Information
Oldham Road
Preakness, New Jersey
United States
Owner: Braen Stone
  • flooding
  • water
  •  Interesting Features
    Not much left inside, very modern.
     Security Measures
  • fences
  • razor wire
  • part-time guard
  • locked gates
  • welded doors
  • wooden boarding
  • Heavy police presence
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1928
    Closed: 2010
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    Originally a dormitory for the nurses of the Valley View Sanatorium in Wayne, New Jersey, this building was converted into a juvenile detention facility when the sanatorium closed. The building was gutted and rebuilt, and a huge addition was added to the back once the facility needed to expand. It was emptied in 2010, the same time as the geriatric ward, but it continued to be used as storage until it was demolished. Police had been known to check back in on the building and have their coffee in one of the staff cafeterias. We found a newspaper inside from the week prior to when we were inside in 2013. Demolition began on the remaining hospital buildings in 2015, and as soon as they were taken down the detention center followed.
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     Future Plans
    The building has been demolished so the ground under it could be quarried.

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    Passaic County Youth Detention Center 2013
    Mon, Oct 26th, 2015
    posted by EsseXploreR
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    Coolness 8 / 10
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Mike Dijital on 10/29/2015 11:31 AM.

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  • on Oct 29 15 at 11:31, Mike Dijital validated this location
  • on Oct 26 15 at 19:59, EsseXploreR made this location public
  • on Oct 26 15 at 19:59, EsseXploreR made this location available
  • on Oct 26 15 at 19:58, EsseXploreR added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Oct 26 15 at 19:57, EsseXploreR updated gallery Passaic County Youth Detention Center 2013
  • on Oct 26 15 at 19:56, EsseXploreR created a new gallery
  • on Oct 26 15 at 19:34, EsseXploreR updated the main picture
  • on Oct 26 15 at 19:34, EsseXploreR changed the following: Notes for Mods, Owner, Type, Street Address, City, Province / State (please use full name), Country, History, Year Built, Year Closed, Status, Accessibility, Hazards, Interesting Features, Recommendation, Security Measures, Media Coverage, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
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