The Salvation Army Waioli Tea Room building, which was constructed in 1921, is a one-story bungalow-type structure with a modern, low ceiling entry port leading to the main entrance. A wide lanai fronts the main rooms of the building which are entered through pocket style French doors along its long wall. The building is set on the slopes of Manoa Valley in a garden with thick foliage, making it almost hidden from view in some areas. The Salvation Army Waioli Tea Room is significant for its association with the Salvation Army and it contributions to the social history of Hawaii and as a fine example of the Bungalow style in Manoa and as the work of the architectural firm of Emory and Webb.
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