The H. Tanimoto Residence and Honomu Theater sits on a lot consisting of approximately 1.5 acres. There is a small stream running through parts of the slightly sloping land. The residence, set on a concrete slab is rectilinear in plan with a protruding staircase. The theater is a wooden frame structure also rectilinear in plan, and the walls and the roof are metal. The H. Tanimoto Residence is historically significant for its architectural quality and character that exemplify the Hawaiian bungalow style. The Honomu Theater is significant for its association with the development of civic life in Honomu Village as well as the rest of the island.
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