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Makawao Public Library

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1969, Edwin Murayama. 1158 Makawao Ave., Makawao
  • (Courtesy Hawaii State Public Library System)

This modern regionalist library is defined by its sweeping, truncated, double-pitched hipped roof and the clean contrast of its lava-rock veneer and smooth, white concrete surfaces. The slotlike floor-to-ceiling front windows give a sense of symmetry to the facade, which the off-center entrance betrays.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Makawao Public Library", [Makawao, 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, 221-221.

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