The first planned community in Hawaii, Lanai City was laid out in a grid pattern by engineer D. E. Root for Dole Pineapple in 1923. The town centers on the commercial, governmental, and religious buildings that surround Dole Park, a 7.5-acre village green. The buildings, by and large, are single-story, single-wall, frame structures with hipped, hipped gablet, or gabled roofs. Worker housing extends in two directions from the town center framed by Frasier and Lanai avenues, while the skilled workers and managers housing area breaks with the grid and meanders up the hillside above the town. The seven brick residences on 9th Street date from 1947.
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