Stone walls surround the expansive grounds of Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School. The front building, appearing very, long is actually three buildings. Like many of the Hawaii County Schools, Kapiolani Elementary School is low and sprawling with corrugated metal roofs and covered walkways connecting different buildings. Chiefess Kapiolani Elementary School is significant as one of the more intact historic campuses of Hawaii County and for its associations with the development of education in Hawaii County. This school also reflects Hilo’s early growth in population as the second largest city in the territory.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State 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 of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.