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Koloa Church

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1929, Rothwell and Lester. 3269 Poipu Rd.

An elaborate remodeling of an earlier, more modest missionary church (1859), the resplendently white Koloa Church well reflects the appearance of a New England church as desired by its missionary forefathers. Additions of 1929 include the tall spire, the Doric-columned, oculus-adorned pedimented portico, and round-arched, multipaned windows. The church suffered heavy damage, including the loss of its steeple, in Hurricane Iniki in 1992, but has been painstakingly restored.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Koloa Church", [Koloa, 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, 58-58.

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