C.W. Dickey’s 1937 design for the Mabel Smyth Memorial Building, built in 1941, is a two-story, L-shaped concrete structure, capped by a tiled hip roof with overhanging eaves. The building has fine qualities as a modest, sincere architectural monument. It is sensitively positioned in relation to the buildings and landscaping around it and provides a good human scale. Its decorative facade is uniquely Hawaiian and representative of the Art Deco period. The Mabel Smyth Memorial Building is significant as an example of the work of architect C.W. Dickey and for its associations with the medical profession in Hawaii.
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