You are here

Moanalua Gardens

-A A +A
c. 1900 established. 1352 Pineapple Pl.

Once a thriving Hawaiian community, this area of expansive lawns and shady monkey-pod trees is a part of the 9,045-acre Damon family estate. The site was converted into a landscaped park at the turn of the twentieth century and, in 1924, the 29-acre parcel was designated a park open to the public. Two significant buildings, the Kamehameha V Summer Cottage (OA1.1) and the Chinese Hall (OA1.2), were moved to this site in 1959 from Damon lands at Mapunapuna to allow its commercial development.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


What's Nearby


Don J. Hibbard, "Moanalua Gardens", [Honolulu, 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, 80-80.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.