The Truslow Residence sits on a sloping lot and the house overlooks Pukihae stream. This bungalow-style residence is distinguished by an octagonal sitting room at its northeast corner and an outset lanai running across the remainder of the facade. The structure sits on a lava-rock post and pier foundation and the walls of the house are clapboard. The Truslow Residence is significant for its associations with the development of Halaulani Place as well as the development of Hilo. This residence was one of the first five houses constructed on Halaulani Place and is associated with the Security Trust Company’s vice president H. A. Truslow, as well as Ellen G. Lyman. In addition, the property is also a good example of a bungalow constructed in Hawaii in the 1920s.
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