You are here

Kohala Girls' School

-A A +A
1874, D. F. Sanford

The Kohala Girls' School sits at the top of the Bond complex, and its two-and-a-half-story classroom and dormitory immediately catch the eye. Founded as a boarding school to educate Hawaiian women in Christian living and housekeeping, the school met with enough success to require the construction of additional buildings. In 1878, a single-story schoolhouse with a facade-length lanai was added, followed in 1884 by a laundry and carriage house, and in 1916 by a dormitory building. The final structure to appear on campus was the home economics building, later the dining hall, with a Doric-columned portico, erected in 1921. The school remained in operation until 1955. The buildings underwent a substantial rehabilitation between 2003 and 2008.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Don J. Hibbard
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Don J. Hibbard, "Kohala Girls' School", [Kapaau, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/HI-01-HA71.3.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 280-281.

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.

, ,