Many a time we drove around our island and passed this property and I was one to concoct all kinds of morbid thoughts and tales in my head when I saw a spooky kind of structure. This was one of them. After researching I found that there is nothing spooky about it but a worn down building on the property.
Right off Kamehameha Highway the old gutted building (to the right) still stands with what is left of the state home for wayward boys. On June 18, 2002 a fire destroyed all but concrete walls of the structure that was vacant for some time, so no one got hurt or injured.
What this property really is ...is Crawford's Convalescent (nursing) Home, located on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. It has been in existence since 1954 and licensed with 55 beds and serving the Medicare population as well as Intermediate care patients.
James Crawford worked at the State Hospital and decided to take over this site in 1954 and open a nursing home and he started out with just a couple of residents. The current owners built additional structures in 1968 and have since been certified, monitored & licensed through the State and Federal governments. They take the residents on outings as well; such as a recent venture to Waimea Falls Autobon Center.
Now that I know more about this property I can get those notions out of my head...from way back in "kid time".
For more information on Crawford's Convalescent Home: Phone 808 638-8514, Fax 808 638-8516; Address: 58-130 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI 96712-9714 USA
** This blog is in no way advertising this property for sale and all questions regarding this property use should be directed to Crawford's Convalescent Home.
Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman is a Realtor-Associate with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocating to Hawaii, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents. Website: www.hawaiihomesmarket.com