The Kaimuki Reservoir or “The Bowl” is a large, circular structure, approximately 40 feet interior diameter with battered lava rock walls on the exterior. Originally built in 1898 as a reservoir for the development of Kaimuki, the interior walls are approximately 14 feet high and lined with concrete. The Kaimuki Reservoirl is significant for its association with the development of Kaimuki and for its 79 year association with Troop 10 of the Aloha Council Boy Scouts of America, one of the first and most active Boy Scout troops in Hawaii. It is also significant for its association with Charles S. Crane, once mayor, territorial senator, and newspaper executive. Further, it is significant as the oldest and only known existing example in Hawaii of this type of reservoir construction.
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