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Auditorium, Princess Ruth Keelikolani Performing Arts Complex

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1937, C. W. Dickey

Standing across the quadrangle from the original School for Girls, this building responds to the earlier buildings, with its roof forms and connecting walkways. However, its slightly larger-scale, reinforced-concrete construction and decorative motifs make it distinct. The breadfruit bas-relief above the entrance originally blended with the facade but became a more assertive design element after it was painted in the early 1970s by Calvin Nary. In 1990, the auditorium was upgraded and a wing with soundproof rehearsal rooms was added, following the plans of Daniel Mann Johnson and Mendenhall.

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Author: 
Don J. Hibbard
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Don J. Hibbard, "Auditorium, Princess Ruth Keelikolani Performing Arts Complex", [Honolulu, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/HI-01-OA2.2.

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Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 82-82.

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