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Masonic Lodge

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1910, Henry F. Starbuck. 64 Keawe St.
  • (Photograph by Augie Salbosa)
  • (Photograph by Augie Salbosa)

The first reinforced-concrete building in Hilo, this three-story lodge is adorned with Corinthian pilasters, elongated round-arched windows with glass rondelles, strong cornice, and a pedimented entrance. Inside, the tiled floor includes the Masonic emblem, and a Douglas fir stair with turned balusters leads to the second floor, where the temple room is situated. This large room has twenty-four-foot-high ceilings and Art Deco light fixtures. Starbuck, of Oakland, California, was a Mason, and prior to this commission, he had designed several Masonic lodges in Nevada and California.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Masonic Lodge", [Hilo, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 266-266.

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