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The Lanikai Monument is a simple pillar located on a narrow strip of land that is a high point next to the road and that is narrowly bonded to the north and west by Kailua Bay and Kailua town, to the south by low hills, and to the east by the Lanikai residential subdivision. The monument’s function was to mark the boundary and entry point of the subdivision of vacation and residential homes, a country club, and a golf course. The Lanikai Monument is significant as a marker defining the boundary of and entry to a rapidly-growing real estate venture. In addition, the monument is significant for its association with the economic and technological growth of the island of Oahu, and for its association to the famed local architect, Hart Wood, who the design is attributed to.
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