The Lyman Residence was originally built in 1838 and underwent major renovations in 1856. The newly remodeled house was in a New England Classical style. The Lyman house as it stands today is a two-story wood structure with an attic. This dignified Colonial dwelling has a wide two-story verandah with a a low pitched gable roof. The Lyman Residence was built for the first permanent Congregational missionaries in Hilo. It is the oldest frame structure on Hawaii Island. It was moved to its current location in 1932.
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