The Seto Building is a two-story building of wood-frame double-walled construction built on a concrete slab foundation. The exterior walls are covered with striated, staggered wood shingles, and the interior walls and ceiling are covered with pressed fiberboard. The Seto Building is a fine example of early commercial architecture on Kauai. The building’s owner, Ah Doi Seto, came to Hawaii as a sugar contract laborer from China in 1888.
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