This site is a 15-acre beach front parcel “oasis of greenery” that is surrounded by barren lava. The property consists of a large fishpond and a smaller natural pool; also on the property are four main structures, and ten smaller buildings. Each of the structures have walls constructed of lava rock and low-pitch hip roofs. The Francis H. Ii Brown Beach Residence is significant as an example of a Kona coast beach cottage complex of the 1920s, its potential to yield information about Hawaii’s past, and its associations with Francis H. Ii Brown, a prominent sportsman and politician.
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