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Helani Church

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1908. Mamalahoa Hwy., between mile markers 1 and 2, Kahaluu

This small church is a fine example of a popular turn-of-the-twentieth-century type. The single-wall, tongue-and-groove building presents a modest Gothic visage, with four pointed-arched nave windows and, within, exposed interior king-post trusses. Sitting high above the road, the church complex includes a luau hall and cemetery. The Helani church originally was housed in a stone structure built by the shore in 1861 and now in ruins. With the mauka movement of the population, the church followed.

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Author: 
Don J. Hibbard
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Don J. Hibbard, "Helani Church", [Hōlualoa, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/HI-01-HA7.

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Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 253-253.

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