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Church of the Holy Innocents

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1927, William D'Esmond; 1959 alterations. 561 Front St.

This church's congregation virtually worships outside thanks to the nave's two bays of sliding windows, the result of a 1959 remodeling. Although modest, the Gothic Revival building's open, scissors-trussed interior is handsomely appointed. Paintings by Delos Black-mar of New York, executed during a 1940 visit, adorn the rear wall, pulpit, and altar and depict Hawaiian birds and flora, as well as a Hawaiian Madonna and child. The front and rear stained glass windows came from the building's predecessor, a church of 1872 which once stood across the street. The pews are of kamani and the chancel is finished in koa.

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Author: 
Don J. Hibbard
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Don J. Hibbard, "Church of the Holy Innocents", [Lahaina, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/HI-01-MA25.

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Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 204-204.

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