This non-contiguous district contains historically significant structures erected on the University of Hawaii campus in Manoa, including: the areas containing the original quadrangle and the circular drive off of Dole Street, Wist Hall, and the Founder’s Gates on University Avenue. Six of the structures follow Beaux Arts, Neo-Classical, or Renaissance Revival motifs, and the other three reflect “Hawaiian-style” forms. The University of Hawaii district is significant as a tangible reminder of the history of the University and the role it has played in the development of higher education in Hawaii. Each structure is also a modest representation of the architectural trends and influences of their various periods of design and construction.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.