The Douglas Baldwin Beach House built in 1928 is a single-story frame house rectangular in shape with a corrugated iron hip roof and a large enclosed lanai added in 1935. The house sits on a large ocean-front lot with an expansive lawn and an ironwood hedge. It is architecturally significant as typical of the genre of vacation beach houses erected in Hanalei in the 1920s and 1930s, and also significant for its association with the development of Hanalei as a vacation community during this time. The house is also significant for its association with Douglas Ebner Baldwin, manager of Alexander & Baldwin’s Hawaiian Sugar Company from 1928 to 1942.
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