Stylized musical notes in masonry screens remind people that Montague Hall originally housed the school of music. The L-shaped building combines the simplicity of the then emerging modern movement with details of the Hawaiian style advocated by Dickey. This led the Honolulu Advertiser to declare Montague Hall to be “an idealized conception of modern Hawaiian” architecture. The building was named in honor of missionary wife Juliette Montague Cooke, who taught singing at the Royal School in Honolulu during the 1840s and 1850s.
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