Unfortunately American Flats was dismantled. There is a great tribute gallery to it here:
Very interesting, L+F, regards
GOD BLESS THE MIGHTY MOE AND HER CREW WHO SACRIFICED SO MUCH FOR FREEDOM LIBERTY THE AMERICIAN WAY. THESE MEN HELPED TO DESTROY EVIL TRYANTS ( TOJO HITLER MUSSALINI ) LEST WE NEVER FORGET BRINGF BACK THE PLEDGE OF ALLIGIANCE TO THE CLASS ROOM TO BRING HONOR TO THE FALLEN VETERANS
Koolau Boys' Home. — This new school was opened in August 1950,
at which time the old boys' school at Waialee, Oahu, was abandoned.
A positive effort is being made to erase the concept of a reformatory
or place of incarceration from the thinking of all agencies connected
with deliquent juveniles. Instead, the thought of education, academic
and vocational, and rehabilitation is being emphasized.
I stayed here in the early 1990s, and my room cost fifteen dollars. I love these old hotels. Would like to go back and stay for a week.
Just looking around on Google Maps the many places I lived as a child. When I found your picture, I recalled my first vivid memory (1963-64), walking along a trail with my mother and little sister and looking over and seeing the most beautiful sight. Imagine my very happy surprised when I saw your picture of almost the exact same sight. I've often told family about this first memory. There were no homes, just the golf course and the coast. My mother has passed and my sister was too young to remember. Is there a way for me to save this picture?
I think it is an OAP home now