Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - commercial buildings

Designers: Hunt, Myron, Architect (firm); Myron Hubbard Hunt (architect)

Dates: constructed 1916-1917

1907 Boys Republic Drive
George Junior Republic, Chino Hills, CA 91709


William Reuben George (1866-1936), founded his first George Junior Republic in Freeville, NY, in 1890. It started as a self-governing camp designed to teach delinquent children responsibility and mutual respect. The Freeville camp received a great deal of publicity for its methods, and by 1910, other George Junior Republics were operating in Litchfield, CT, Annapolis Junction, MD, Flemington Junction, NJ, Grove City, PA, and Chino, CA. The Chino facility was the only one within the National Association of Junior Republics that was located on the West Coast.

Building History

Hunt designed this chapel to be built of brick in 1916. A notice in the Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer said of the project: "Archit. Myron Hunt, 1017 Hibernian Bldg., has prepared plans and will take bids next week for the erection of a brick chapel at the George Junior Republic, near Chino. The building will be known as the Atwood Memorial Chapel and will be built chiefly with donations from members of the Atwood family. Brick walls with cement plastered exterior, red Ruberoid roofing prepared for tile roofing to be be put on later, wrought iron work, electric lighting and heating. Cost, about $10,000." (See "Brick Chapel," Southwest Contractor and Manufacturer, 08/05/1916, p. 13.)

PCAD id: 3812