Hanalei Elementary School is a single-story wood construction building consisting of five classrooms. The building features an inset lanai and a hipped-roof entry. The State Department of Education constructed a new building on the grounds of the Hanalei School and intended to demolish the 1926 school building; however the current owners purchased the building and moved it to a new location in Hanalei. Although the building has been moved, it is significant for its exemplification of a period and type of design and construction, and as an embodiment of the Department of Public Education’s expansion in Hanalei in the 1920s.
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