Building B at Kipapa Elementary School, built in 1932, is a simple vernacular wooden frame structure. It is rectangular in plan with a wide lanai along the length of the building and has a simple gable roof. It was once part of a much larger U-shaped three wing school building surrounded by pineapple fields, but it is currently immersed within a modern, mostly concrete school campus. Kipapa is historically significant for its association with the development of public schools in Hawaii and especially to the ever changing community of the area. It is further significant as one of only two remaining vestiges of the rural plantation community that once existed in what is now a modern day subdivision called Mililani Town. Architecturally, it is significant as a representative example of the plantation vernacular that was evident in rural schools of Hawaii, none of which are extant on Oahu.
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