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United Chinese Society and Chinese Chamber of Commerce

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1954, Clifford F. Young. 42 N. King St.
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)
  • (Photograph by Kaoru Lovett)

Across the street from the bank is another high-quality melding of modern and Chinese elements. A strongly articulated cast-concrete-framed second story centers on aluminum sunscreened windows and cast-concrete panels. These, in turn, contrast with the red Roman brick veneer to make a powerful modern statement, with Chinese overtones introduced by cast-concrete calligraphy panels and a thin, subtly flared, cantilevered concrete canopy.

Clifford F. Young was born in 1917 in Honolulu, earned a B.A. in architecture from the University of Michigan, and his master's degree from MIT. He practiced architecture in Hawaii from 1953 to 1982 with McAuliffe and Young, Young and Henderson, and on his own. He designed the United Church of Christ (1955) at 467 N. Judd Street, Kuan Yin Temple (OA14), and Pearl Harbor Memorial Chapel (OA185), and worked in association with I. M. Pei on the East-West Center (OA122.5).

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "United Chinese Society and Chinese Chamber of Commerce", [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, 93-93.

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