The Shipman Residence is located on Reed’s Island, in the outskirts North of Hilo, on a sloping ridge between the Wailuku River and the small Waikapu Stream. The complex of buildings includes the large main house, a smaller guest house, a garage, and a servant’s quarters in back of the edge of the stream gulch. The Shipman Residence was the first house built in the exclusive area known at that time as Reed’s Island. The Residence is a noteworthy example of a turn-of-the-century large mansion-style family home.
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