The Kealii O Malu Church was constructed in 1939 and is a single-story wood frame building typical of a small rural church in Hawaii. The church was built under the Hawaiian tradition; the front door facing the ocean welcoming products from the sea and with the door at the rear facing the land, welcoming the gifts from the land. The small church sits in a large lawn area with several tropical plants, ferns, and flowers adjacent to the structure. The Kealii O Malu Church is significant for its architecture and its role in the religious history of Hawaii. While the style is not particularly distinctive, it is in harmony with the historical town of Haleiwa and the island of Oahu. It is a typical example of a rural Hawaiian missionary church. An effective use of wood is shown throughout the structure.
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