Pest House


Description
Media Type:
Image
Item Type:
Slides
Description:
Communicable diseases were a threat in early Alpena. This building, referred to as the "Pest House," was used to quarantine patients. The name is derived from "pestilence," which refers to an infectious disease. The house was located on the grounds of the present hospital.
Date of Original:
c 1890
Dimensions:
Width: 5092 px
Height: 3631 px
Image Dimensions:
Image Width: 5092px
Image Height: 3631px
Subject(s):
Collection:
Ann Taber Collection
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Approximate location of Pest House:
    Michigan, United States
    fltLatitude: 45.0766526834425
    Latitude: 45.0766526834425 Longitude: -83.4490578308105
Donor:
Tim Taber
Copyright Statement:
Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian law. No restrictions on use.
Recommended Citation:
Ann Taber Collection, Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

Pest House
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Pest House


Communicable diseases were a threat in early Alpena. This building, referred to as the "Pest House," was used to quarantine patients. The name is derived from "pestilence," which refers to an infectious disease. The house was located on the grounds of the present hospital.