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Haraguchi Rice Mill

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1930, 2000. Ohiki Rd.

The original Haraguchi Rice Mill (1930) was recorded by a Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) survey team only three months before it was destroyed by Hurricane Iwa in November 1982. The gable-roofed, wood frame, corrugated-iron-clad mill was reconstructed on the original concrete foundation using the HAER drawings, only to be flattened again by Hurricane Iniki in 1992, and once again rebuilt. The most conspicuous structure in the Hanalei valley, the mill contains its original machinery and today operates as a museum, open primarily for school tours. Most of the mill's structure is devoted to a large storage space, with the machinery and operations allocated to approximately one-third of the building's mauka end. It is the last rice mill in Hawaii.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Haraguchi Rice Mill", [Princeville, 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, 74-74.

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