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
    Latitude: 45.0766526834425 Longitude: -83.4490578308105
Donor
Tim Taber
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
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
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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.