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Henry Perrine Baldwin High School

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1940, Harry K. Stewart and Noboru Kobayashi. 1650 Kaahumanu Ave.

Sitting on a large lot set back from the road, this Works Progress Administration (WPA) project's red tile roof and cream-colored masonry walls present a handsome statement on higher education on Maui. The projecting auditorium is a bold Moderne statement with its four fins wrapping over the top of the building. Classroom wings extend to the rear and form open-ended courtyards. Wide, single-loaded lanai serve as corridors to the classrooms on both the first and second floors. A distinctive mix of Spanish Mission and Moderne elements combine with a plan sensitive to Hawaii's climate, reflecting Stewart's aim to design regionally appropriate public buildings.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Henry Perrine Baldwin High School", [Wailuku, 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, 192-192.

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