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Komo Store

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1920. 75-5324 Mamalahoa Hwy., Keopu

One of the oldest continuously operating stores along the Mamalahoa Highway, this two-story structure well represents plantation building tradition with its green tongue-and-groove walls and white window frames. The single-wall building rises above the ordinary with a second-story lanai and a segmental-arched arcade. The family lived on the second floor, while the single-story, board-and-batten wing serves as a warehouse. Kakuro Komo started this store which is now operated by his son, Kenneth Komo.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Komo Store", [Hōlualoa, 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, 253-253.

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