Quarantine Station (demolished) – Honolulu HI

Description

What is now Sand Island consists of mostly reclaimed land. During the early 20th century it was known as Quarantine Island. Substantially enlarged during the F.D.R. era prior to World Was II, on it was the federally managed U.S. Quarantine Station, which was likewise expanded with an array of new buildings during the 1930s using Treasury Department funds. (The island has been significantly expanded since that time as well.)

A large block of new construction was undertaken in 1938-9: “Five new buildings were completed and equipped at the quarantine station—a hospital detention building with 23 bedrooms, 2 dining rooms, and a kitchen; a 10-room attendants’ quarters; a large dining pavilion with attached kitchen; and, in the pavilion area, a toilet and bathhouse for men, and one for women. Upon completion of these, 17 old buildings were demolished. The total capacity of present detention facilities, comprising the new hospital detention building, 24 hospital tents, and a wooden building accommodating 36 double-deck beds, is about 300 persons.” (Dept. of the Interior)

Few, if any, of the buildings from that era remain; more information is needed by Living New Deal to verify the exact location and present status of these facilities.

Source notes

https://plus.google.com/+PeterTYoung/posts/FwiTAGs9KeW

Annual Report of the Department of the Interior: Annual Report of the Governor of Hawaii, September 28, 1939 (pg. 31)
https://books.google.com/books?id=7cUgAQAAIAAJ&pg=RA2-PA31

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on August 6, 2017.

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Location Info


400 Sand Island Pkwy.
Honolulu, HI

Location notes: Approx. location

Coordinates: 21.307296, -157.874145

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