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Lihue Public Library

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1968, Stephen Oyakawa. 4344 Hardy St.
  • (Photograph by Augie Salbosa)

A modern regionalist design, Lihue Public Library is distinguished by its wide fascia and paraboloid roof that sweeps up from battered, lava-rock-veneer walls. The T-shaped building houses meeting rooms in the front wing and offices and the library in the rear. The roof's broad eaves amply shelter pedestrians from the elements.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


What's Nearby


Don J. Hibbard, "Lihue Public Library", [Lihue, 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, 66-66.

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