The Albert R. “Sonny” Cunha House was built in 1926 in Kaimuki, Oahu. It is a two-story wood frame house on a raised platform and lattice foundation. The interior retains much of the original materials including: oak flooring, wood paneling, and coffered ceiling. The Albert R. “Sonny” Cunha House is significant for its association with Sonny Cunha the Hawaii musician, composer and politician who played an important role in promoting and popularizing hapa haole style songs in the early 20th century.
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