Blossom Hill School Records

Blossom Hill School was a juvenile rehabilitation center for girls age 10 to 18 who were wards of the court or referred by social service agencies in Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, Ohio. The program emphasized industrial and vocational training and placed many of the girls in private homes where they usually worked as domestics. The institution began as the Cleveland Girls’ Farm in 1914, but moved to Brecksville, Ohio in 1928 and was renamed Blossom Hill in honor of Dudley S. Blossom. In 1958 the school was taken over by Cuyahoga County and in 1974 was merged into the Youth Development Center in Hudson, Ohio. The collection consists of historical sketches, school guides, annual reports, staff manuals, administrative notes, and reports.