Miss Peregrine’s College for Girls
Miss Peregrine’s College for Girls

Miss Peregrine’s College for Girls

Miss Peregrine’s College for Girls

Ready to fall apart

Upstate (New York), United States

The College for Girls was founded in 1890 and in 1907 moved to its final home on 22 acres in Upstate, New York. In 1907 the school had an enrollment of 120 students and a faculty of 29. Originally, the course of study was six years with four years of high school and two years of higher study.

However, early on, the school discontinued high school courses and became just a junior college.  The two-year curriculum continued through the 70’s until the school closed in 1978 due to financial distress.  At the time of closing, enrollment was around 300 students.

Related content

The old abandoned family institute
Laurentides, Quebec (Canada)

We are in 1887, almost four years after the founding of this municipality of the Laurentians region, north of Montreal. Arrivals from the Saint-Laurent city after four days of driving in a barouche, two Marianite nuns from Sainte-Croix have the...

The abandoned young delinquents center
Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada)

Located in Sherbrooke near the 410 Highway, the Relais St-Francois is a former center for young offenders and now abandoned. Completely ransacked, the building doesn't have much interest. Water damages have been made by time, but I must admit...

The Shelburne abandoned Youth Centre
Shelburne, Nova Scotia (Canada)

Although Shelburne Youth Centre opens in 1948, the origins of the penitentiary institution come from as far back as 1865 when is founded the Halifax Industrial School for Boys. In 1947, when the funds run out for this Protestant institution, the...

The abandoned country school
Sainte-Clotilde-de-Châteauguay, Quebec (Canada)

True relic of a bygone era, the country schools in Quebec were more than 4,000 only 70 years ago. From 1829, with the adoption of the Act for the promotion of public education, until 1960 when the school reform enters into force, these schools...