The C.W. Dickey Residence was built in 1926 and is significant for its association with the well-known local architect, Charles William Dickey, and the development of the Hawaiian style of architecture. This cottage with its prominent double-pitched, hipped roof became the prototype for numerous modest cottages built in the Islands during the late 1920s and 1930s. Through the use of graceful sloping roofs, overhanging eaves, extensive windows and screened openings, and lanai, C.W. Dickey said, “I believe I have achieved a distinctive Hawaiian type of architecture”(Honolulu Advertiser, March 14, 1926). The house appears intact and serves as a well-crafted, well-designed statement of Dickey’s development of an exclusive Hawaiian style of architecture.
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