Puakea Ranch lies along the mauka side of Akoni Pule Highway on 33 acres. The land is enclosed by dry laid lava-rock walls and has the remains of earlier generations of agricultural and ranching activities. Still extant are five traditional homes, a slaughter house, a fenced cow corral, and a saddle repair/storage shed. The five homes represent examples of local vernacular architecture. The site has been occupied through four eras of Hawaiian history. The land was first employed for Native Hawaiian agriculture. After contact with Europeans it was used as a sugar plantation and was developed by private entrepreneurs. Most recently, buildings on the site have been reused as a “bed and breakfast” operation.
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