El Retiro School tries with new methods to rehabilitate many unfortunate girls
ValleyÂ Times Photo Collection
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El Retiro School for Girls was a boarding school for girls who were wards of the Los Angeles County court system. It opened in 1919 and closed in 1961. The school was located at Polk Street and Borden Avenue, now a part of the Sylmar Recreation Center. Photograph caption dated July 12, 1955 reads, "Reorganization discussed - Mrs. Dorothy Kirby, director of El Retiro, discusses experimental plans for girls' home with Don R. Sanson, probation director of juvenile placement for the Los Angeles County Probation Department."; See images #00142949 through #00142951 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00142950 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d051_f32_i3 CARL0005801403 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/71976
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