Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children

Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children (HM29TB)

Location: Owatonna, MN 55060 Steele County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 5.364', W 93° 14.267'

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This property has been placed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of Interior
Listed as historic district: December 28, 2010
This post-civil war public institution played an important role in the development of child welfare policies. In operation from 1886 until 1945, the school was considered a state-of-the-art facility. It was created to mitigate poor conditions of almshouses and limit children's exposure to criminal, mentally ill and physically ill adults.

Superintendent Galen Merrill served as Superintendent from 1886 until his death in 1934, and played a pivotal role in the national discussion on child welfare. Merrill's pioneering efforts helped spearhead the development of Minnesota Child Welfare Laws enacted in the Progressive Era.
HM NumberHM29TB
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Date Added Friday, July 27th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 480964 N 4881829
Decimal Degrees44.08940000, -93.23778333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 5.364', W 93° 14.267'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 5' 21.84" N, 93° 14' 16.02" W
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Area Code(s)507
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 540 W Hills Cir, Owatonna MN 55060, US
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