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Moanalua Gardens

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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.

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Author: 
Don J. Hibbard
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Don J. Hibbard, "Moanalua Gardens", [Honolulu, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/HI-01-OA1.

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Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 80-80.

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