The A.J. Williams Residence is a Craftsman style house with intersecting gables supported by triangular brackets. This one-story structure features a battered wall foundation of coursed, cut lava rock which is nearly one-story high at the front of the structure. The roof is corrugated metal with exposed rafters, and a shed roof which covers a portion of the porch and features decorated rafter ends. The walls at the porch area and gable ends are clad in horizontal boards and the remainder of the house is clad in vertical boards. The A. J. Williamson Residence is significant for its association with the development of this once-exclusive neighborhood in Hilo populated by many professionals and business people influential in Hilo’s development. It is also significant for its association with A. J. Williamson, the engineer who designed the Halaulani Place plan and was the designer of many railway, road, ditch, flume, and bridge constructions.
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