The Martin House is a two-story wood-frame house built in Kapahulu in 1898 by Charles Martin. It has a square plan and steeply-pitched, intersecting gable roof, which is distinguished by a square tower extending vertically from the midpoint of the roof, at the intersection of the cross gables. The Martin House is significant for its association with Charles Martin, once dubbed the “Mayor of Kapahulu,” and the Martin family, a pioneering family in the develpment of Kapahulu as a residential district. It is further significant architecturally as an unusual example of Midwest Rural Folk architecture set in Kapahulu — the only house of its kind in Hawai`i.
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