The main buildings of Central Intermediate School are a group of three reinforced concrete two-story buildings rendered in the Neoclassical revival style connected by red-tile roofed Spanish colonial arcades recessed form the front facades. These buildings, as well as several newer, non-contributing buildings are situated on a flat city block on the outskirts of the Capitol District. Central intermediate School is significant under criterion A for its association with the development of public education in Hawaii, particularly as one of the first secondary education plants in Hawaii and as the first school in Hawaii to establish an English standard. Central Intermediate is also significant under criterion C as one of the few substantial examples of the Neoclassical revival style in the state and as an example of the work of master architects Emory and Webb.
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