26 April 2010

Look What Happened to Iroquois Point Military Housing in Ewa Beach, Hawaii

A friend just sent me this.  These townhouses and duplexes used to be military housing that we lived in when we were stationed in Hawaii back in the late 80s and early 90s.  It is hard to believe that the military built new housing and got rid of these.  We had a great time when we were there and I really would like to go back someday.  You can go to the column on your right and mute the blog's music to listen to this video better.


NOTE:   The video seems to be marked private now. DRAT!!! Here's an article about this place that might interest you: 2,000 Military Homes to go On the Rental Market
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ps--I'm leaving the video thingie here in case they decide not to keep it private.

12 comments:

  1. It is so sad that people just can't leave stuff alone, at least you have your memories and I hope you get to go back one day too.

    PS...I love your new pic in the header up there, very beautiful!

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    1. Not sure who you were talking to lol. But I'd give a LOT to move back. It truly felt like home to me

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  2. It always amazes me how the military does the family housing. when we were in HI they built a bunch of new units at Barbers Point Naval Air Station and the next year the Navy pulled out of there! At Fort Knox, they rehabbed many of the older, brick housing units with new windows--Pella with built in mini blinds, cabinets and I don't know what else then they tore them down a couple years later and built new ones! Lots of waste and now at Ft. Knox, the residents don't even have to cut their grass, the post has contracted it out to civilian companies! Waste, waste, waste...

    One of these years we'll make it back to Hawaii to visit. That's on the wish list anyway.

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  3. Dear Sharon,
    My name is Sharon too, and I lived at Iroquois Point from 1960-63, when I was in elementary school. I'm amazed that despite the commercial makeover it still looks so much the same! When we were there it seemed that a house burned down nearly every year -- and I have always suspected that something was wrong with the electrical wiring. So I'm wondering if there were any house fires when you lived there.

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    1. No house fires that I know of. I loved it there with the exception of the planes flying overhead, no a/c and the traffic to Pearl Harbor was horrible. On the other hand, the housing was nice and the yards were large and the beach was great. I miss it very much.

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  4. Hey Sharon, my name is also Sharon. Was stationed on Ewa from 95-2000 and lived every second of it. I can't get your video to play, but I'd love to see what they did to our houses there. Can you email it to me? Thanks in advanced, Sharon

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    1. I'm sorry Sharon but I embedded it from youtube and it says private now. The houses were rehabbed with beautiful kitchens. We lived in a duplex and I loved it there. It is no longer base housing.

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    2. Oh its ok =) was just curious. I would like to know if they're selling the townhouse I lived in.

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  5. It is sad, but it was bound to happen with all the base closings taking place. I lived in Iroqouis back in 88-90 on Ibis Ave. Went to James Campbell High. Even though that base housing is gone, we were the last to enjoy it and I have a lot of good memories that will never be taken from me. Michael Scott Pilecki

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    1. I lived it there and will always have find memories

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  6. I'll always have good memories of Hawaii....to me my soul will always love there

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