Imiola Congregational Church at Waimea is a rectangular wooden gabled structure which makes use of indigenous construction materials. The church is built of koa wood and measures approximately 40 x 60 feet and is set on stone footings and a dry fieldstone wall. Architecturally, Imiola Church is the only known example of the extensive use of koa wood for both structural as well as decorative members. Historically, the church’s association with Reverend Lorenzo Lyons, a Congregational missionary and builder of 14 churches in the Waimea area is of historical importance.
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