Can you imagine how you would feel if you or a loved one was admitted into the “Honolulu Home for Incurables?” The “destitute and incurables” were transported to such in Kakaʻako for a while until a new place could be found.
Subscribers were solicited for a new hospital; Kaimuki was selected. At about that time, Kaimuki was destined for growing development. Originally charted in 1901 as the Honolulu Home for Incurables, its name was changed to the “Lēʻahi Home” in 1906. In 1942 the word “Hospital” was substituted for the word “Home.”