Preservation Honor Awards to Celebrate Heritage Protection Achievements

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2016 Preservation Honor Awards ceremony will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Pōmaika‘i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery Square, 735 Iwilei Road, Honolulu, Hawai‘i

Sustaining Chinatown: Historic Preservation Summer Series

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation and the Chinatown Improvement District are pleased to announce the historic preservation summer series for 2016. The 3-part series provides information about methods, techniques and resources to preserve historic commercial buildings. The [...]

April 23rd, 2016|

June 23: Chinatown Upstairs – A History, Architecture & Food Tasting Event in Honolulu’s Historic Chinatown District

Historic Hawaii Foundation & Chinatown Improvement District present: Chinatown Upstairs: An Exclusive Discovery of History, Architecture & Food Thursday, June 23, 2016 5:30pm-8:30pm Learn more about how Honolulu Chinatown, a mixed [...]

April 19th, 2016|

Historic Property Pages Share Significance and Characteristics

Properties that are listed on the Hawai‘i or National Registers of Historic Places are shared through individual pages at the “Historic Places” tab on the website. The online listing of historic properties includes individual information pages for each designated historic property. The summary page includes the history, location and significance of each property, and a link to a digital copy of the original nomination form. The designated properties are organized by County and further sorted by type of property (residential building, non-residential building, sites/objects/structures, and other). Most of the locations include a map and photograph, as well as cross-reference numbers by address, SHPD site number and tax map key number.

The program is part of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s Preservation Resource Center and is supported by the Historic Preserves of Hawai‘i grant from the Hawai‘i Community Foundation. The list is provided as a public service, but is not the official register of historic places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources at 808-692-8015.

“Hawai‘i Modern” Booklet Available for Purchase

“Hawaii Modern” showcases a small but significant portion of the built environment from mid-20th century in Hawaii. This 24-page, soft-cover booklet highlights homes, commercial buildings, resorts, public facilities, sacred sites, landscapes and other properties from this dynamic period. Historic Hawaii Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of those who contributed to Hawai‘i Modern, especially Don Hibbard, author & photographer, and Viki Nasu, graphic designer. Funding was provided by the Hawaii Council for the Humanities to promote the richness and value of the humanities—including an understanding of the architectural history and preservation of Hawaii’s past—for the Hawaiian Islands.

Preserving Hawaii's History for 40 Years and Counting

A statewide non-profit organization, Historic Hawaii Foundation encourages the preservation of historic buildings, sites and communities relating to the history of Hawai‘i. Founded in 1974 by concerned citizens who saw the need to protect the Islands’ irreplaceable historic and cultural legacy from destruction, Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has become the driving force behind preservation in the state through its core programs of developing a community ethic of historic preservation, supporting smart legislation, and providing direct assistance to make preservation accessible. Through strong partnerships with public, private and non-profit organizations, we protect the essential character of Hawai‘i.