Crawford's Convalescent Home on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Liberty Homes RS-#62825

Kahuku Hawaii

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BEFORE READING THE BELOW....Note that this is a 'history story' or sorts as this Convelescent Home has closed.  I will not take this story down because it will always leave a lasting impression as one of the most picturesque places on the North Shore of Oahu.  

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2009-------

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.

North Shore HawaiiWhat 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.

North Shore Hawaii

Now that I know more about this property I can get those notions out of my head...from way back in "kid time".

 

 

 

 

 

 Address: 58-130 Kamehameha Highway, Haleiwa, HI  96712-9714 USA

 

 ** This blog is in no way advertising this property for sale

 

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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

  

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Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) 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 Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Larry Story
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Sally maybe you can sell it to a developer.  Maybe I will get to see it this spring when I come to Hawaii.  My wife just won a trip with her company.

Feb 04, 2009 08:27 PM #1
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Sally, What a gorgeous place to convalesce!  Is there water nearby? 

Feb 04, 2009 08:38 PM #2
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Nice piece of local research.  I hear William Johnson hooked you up!  I love AR...

Feb 04, 2009 09:10 PM #3
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Sally it is amazing what we can "concoct" up in our heads when we let our minds run while.  It does look spooky though

Feb 04, 2009 09:25 PM #4
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Larry: Huh? I think this place has a nice setting for the residents.

Pat: No kidding...right across the highway and a few steps down. :)

Jeff: Thanks! I don't want to jinx it so I'll tell all when it closes! :)

George: No kidding....come to think of it...I'm still like that LOL! Okay...it is :)

Feb 04, 2009 10:30 PM #5
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Woo Hoo, Hooked you up... How cool is that? Was this building bombed out back in the war? It conjures up that sort of image in my mind. It looks like it has been roofless for at least the 67 years that have passed.

Feb 04, 2009 11:03 PM #6
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William: Emailed you too...it's so cool...the end will be the joy...believe me. Nope...fire in 2002....and the rest is just concocted in mind lol!

Feb 04, 2009 11:08 PM #7
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Kent Simpson
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What a great setting to do anything in, including convalescing!  You know Sally...we boomers are hitting retirement age in droves...it might be a good spot for a company looking for a care facility...

Feb 04, 2009 11:09 PM #8
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Sally - Beautiful landscaping and so peaceful.

Feb 05, 2009 12:02 AM #9
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Pretty funny.....making up spooky stories huh :)  Now it's just a place for people to recuperate :)

Feb 05, 2009 01:11 AM #10
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Neal Bloom
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I've been watching more and more Hawaii 5 O reruns. That's about how close I can get to coming to Hawaii...I will definitely be there one day....the sites are beautiful.

Feb 05, 2009 06:29 AM #11
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I can't imagine a better place to recuperate from anything that the paradise you live in. 

Feb 05, 2009 07:48 AM #12
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That's where I want to go Sally.  BTW, I live in the Town of Crawford in NY.  There are a lot of Crawfords up in this area, wonder if one of them escaped to paradise all those years ago?

Feb 05, 2009 08:09 AM #13
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It's February in Maine; we are up to our eyeballs in snow this year and I woke up to a big fat zero on the thermometer - - I may be ready for Crawford's myself!  Sure is nice to see the lush landscape in your pics.

Feb 05, 2009 10:08 AM #14
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Kent: I'm with you....and that's why I live in Hawaii....we can go around the island and hit all these beautiful spots :)

Sharon: It is....and close to all things ocean, land and valley.

Feb 05, 2009 07:31 PM #15
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Kathy: No kidding...and still do :) Then I want to write and have to research and find out all is different :)

Neal: I hope you get over here....you'd love it....you watch so much Brady Bunch and Hawaii 5-0 you just have to :)

Feb 05, 2009 07:33 PM #16
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Margaret: The air, sun and sea are the top contibutors ....for healing....believe me.

Paddy: I wouldn't doubt it....it is an escape :) A long time ago Elvis lived atop the mountain of Pupukea in his Hawaii Estate. His last visit to the North Shore and his home was in 1977...five months before his death. I presume it was his paradise escape...away from it all.

 

Feb 05, 2009 07:39 PM #17
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Thanks Terry...don't worry...one day you'll get wise and flock here during the winter like most do :)

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Sounds like you have an active imagination like mine.  What a pleasant setting for a nursing home.

Feb 05, 2009 08:53 PM #19
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Jen...oh, yeah! you and I could concoct some real stories then huh?

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