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Bishop Estate Building

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1896, Ripley and Dickey. 71–77 Merchant St.

A Romanesque Revival building rendered in local volcanic bluestone, the Bishop Estate Building offered an architectural image of stability during the tenuous period of the provisional government's rule. The building's second-story stonework, with its rounded piers, heavy dentil course, and high-relief upper level with its checkerboard pattern, is of exceptional quality. The cast-iron pilaster at the southeast end of the building is in need of attention. It is a remnant of the Campbell Building (1883), which shared a common wall with the Bishop Estate building until 1965 when it was demolished.

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Author: 
Don J. Hibbard
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Don J. Hibbard, "Bishop Estate Building", [Honolulu, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/HI-01-OA26.

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Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 97-97.

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