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Plantation Office

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1935, Hart Wood. 1219 Renton Rd.

The Honolulu Advertiser referred to the sprawling Ewa plantation office, with its broad double-pitched hipped roof, as “a model of what might be called Hawaiian architecture.” Sitting on the hot Ewa plain, the board-and-batten building's configuration centered on a front patio surrounded by offices which are all single stacked to facilitate the flow of the cooling trade winds. “Designed for coolness and efficiency,” it utilized both casement and double-hung sash windows with shutters. A wing was added in 1939.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Plantation Office", [Ewa Beach, 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, 178-178.

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