Friday, May 15, 2009

Monochrome Friday: U.S. Seamen's Hospital

U.S. Seamen's Hospital
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii

The U.S. Seamen's Hospital on Front Street (1833) was once a hideaway of King Kamehameha III.  The building was leased to the U.S. State Department in 1844 to serve as a center for the treatment of sick and injured seamen, particularly whalers who flocked to these shores between 1820 and 1860.

The site was purchased by Lahaina Restoration Foundation in 1973 and completely reconstructed in 1982.

2 comments:

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Very imposing historical landmark indeed. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Lindz said...

it must be lsited as US heritage..

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