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The Edward and Sally Sheehan Residence was constructed in 1957. This single story residence has a gable roof with exposed rafters and beams and is situated on a raised post and pier foundation. The interior features tongue and groove redwood boards and Japanese style screen and glass paneled sliding doors. The Edward and Sally Sheehan Residence is significant as a late 1950’s Modern Movement style house with Japanese influences designed by Richard Dennis and L. Harold Whitaker, well respected figures in Hawaii’s post-World War II architectural community. The residence is further significant for its associations with original owners Edward and Sally Sheehan, prominent members of Hawaii’s communications industry in the 1950’s and 1960’s.
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