TOUR FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII

4. Quarters 6

Completed in 1907, Quarters 6 has many original features, such as doorbells and servant’s buzzers, light fixtures, built-in cabinets with beveled mirror backs. Like many of the quarters on Palm Circle, the wraparound lanai is modified with Tuscan wood-shaft columns, with wood tongue and groove decks, and open rafter ceilings.

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Quarters Six (1938-41)

Although the quarters were certainly occupied early in its history, the first known residents of Quarters 6 were Colonel and Mrs. Arthur L. Fuller and their four children. Fuller was a Coast Artillery officer stationed at Fort Shafter. School records suggest that the Fullers moved to Fort Shafter sometime around 1923 and remained until at least 1926.

Probably the most famous resident of Quarters 6 to date was General George S. Patton, Jr., who lived there from May 1935 to July 1937. He was then a lieutenant colonel and served as the Hawaiian Department G-2 Intelligence Officer. Ruth Ellen Patton Totten, the Pattons’ younger daughter, recalled life in Quarters 6. She described the houses on Palm Circle as “out-of-date monstrosities,” but described the lanai on two sides of the home as “life-saving.” Mrs. Totten remembered the quarters had a “huge front hall that went up two stories, and a small living room, smaller dining room, and tiny pantry, kitchen maids’ quarters, and storage room.” The latter two rooms were a later addition to the original plans.

Across the years, there have been stories of Quarters 6 occupants of the distant past returning to their former home. Some residents of Quarters 6 have reported “strange sightings” and one legend recounts the existence of two ghosts who live in the house: one downstairs in the maid's room and one upstairs.

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Quarters Six (2000)

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Quarters Six (2000)

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