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Honokaa Public Library

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1937, Harry K. Stewart. 45-3380 Mamane St.
  • (Photograph by Augie Salbosa)
  • (Photograph by Augie Salbosa)

The quiet repose and simple harmony of this building are produced by its gracefully flowing double-pitched hipped roofs and entrance lanai. The warm interior, with its bracketing and dark, twelve-inch tongue-and-groove walls, remains intact. This Hawaiian-style library was so admired that the Molokai librarian requested that similar plans be used in their Kaunakakai building (ML6).

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Honokaa Public Library", [Honokaa, 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, 274-274.

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