You are here
Salvation Army (Rickard Hotel)
The former Rickard Hotel recalls the early history of Honokaa. This board-and-batten building was built by Captain George Wilfong as his house. In 1893, it became the residence of William H. Rickard, his wife, and their sixteen children. Rickard, born in Cornwall, England, in 1846, immigrated to Hawaii with his wife at the age of twenty. For many years he managed the Honokaa Sugar Company, which he helped form. Rickard was a royalist, and with the overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani in 1893, he was among the counterrevolutionaries who were arrested and imprisoned. While a political prisoner he contracted tuberculosis, and following his release, he died of the disease in 1899. His widow converted their house into a hotel in 1911. The bungalow entrance was added about this time. In 1963, the Salvation Army purchased this building.
If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.
SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.