The Palace Theater is a two-story, Beaux-Arts style, concrete building. It is distinguished by its marquee, second story windows with broken pediments, and balustraded parapet. The building is sited on Haili Street with its facade flush with the sidewalk. The Palace Theater is architecturally significant as a pretentious, small urban center, theater designed in Hawaii in the 1920s. It stands as one of the major substantial buildings erected by private parties in Hilo in the first quarter of the twentieth century.
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