Wallace Rider Farrington High School is located in the urban setting of Kalihi and was built in 1939. The approximately 26-acre campus is surrounded by four major streets. This campus houses seventeen buildings which roughly form a semi-circle around the main building which is fronted by a wide grassy lawn and has a couple trees and sparse landscape. Only the main building, Building A, is included in this nomination. Wallace Rider Farrington High School is significant as it was built by prominent local architect Charles W. Dickey. In addition, the building was constructed during a turning point for the public secondary education system in Hawaii and Farrington’s creation was part of a major expansion of the school system.
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.