Raven's Craig or Pest House
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
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.
Inscriptions
"Dr. Dunlop's Raven Craig, 1900. J.T. Bostwick Farm, 1880, later City Detention Hospital"
Date of Original
1900
Dimensions
Width: 5802 px
Height: 4567 px
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 5802px
Image Height: 4567px
Subject(s)
Collection
Fred Trelfa Collection
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Location of "Pest House":
    Michigan, United States
    Latitude: 45.0769557336989 Longitude: -83.4492294921875
Donor
Besser Museum for Northeast Michigan
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Fred Trelfa 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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Raven's Craig or 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.