The Opihikao Evangelical Church Residence is a single story, frame swelling with a corrugated iron hipped roof. The house is sited on a large, flat, highly vegetated parcel of land which has a stone wall encircling it. The residence stands as a rare example of a middle-class nineteenth-century Hawaii homesite in the Puna district. Its floor plan and use of materials make it a good example of a modest late-Victorian cottage built in Hawaii. The property is also significant for its associations with the development of the Congregational Church in Opihikao and the community in general.
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