Oahu Insane Asylum

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Oahu Insane Asylum
Established 1866
Construction Began 1862-1863
Opened 1866
Closed 1930
Current Status Demolished
Building Style Single Building
Alternate Names
  • Kalihi Insane Asylum


The Oahu Insane Asylum, which opened in Kapālama in 1866, served long-term psychiatric patients. The legislature of the Hawaiian kingdom voted to establish the hospital in 1862. Four years later, six mentally afflicted patients were removed from the prison to the asylum. The hospital closed sometime in the 1930's when most of the patients were transferred to the new Oahu hospital in 1930. No record of the facility after the transfers was readily available.

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