The McGuinness Residence is a modest, single-story bungalow that has a lateral running corrugated metal gable roof, with a gable at the midpoint of the ridgeline. The structure sits on a post and pier lava-rock foundation and is covered by vinyl siding that emulated clapboard. The interior of the living room, two of the bedrooms, and hallway retain the original beaded tongue and groove walls and ceiling. The McGuinness Residence is significant at the local level for its associations with the development of Halaulani Place as well as the development of Hilo. It is part of the Halaulani District Nomination.
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