The Gerald A. Dolan Residence sits on a large grassy lot fronting Kaneohe Bay, with views of Coconut Island and the Koolau Mountains. It is significant as a good example of a pre-World War II beach house and for its association with the residential development of the Opaapaa subdivision. It was designed by Hubert “Hobby” Hobson, who came to Hawaii in 1929, and was working for Lewers & Cooke. The later additions were the work of Cy Lemmon. The home’s modest, rustic character features one-story, board and batten construction, open beam ceiling, and an openess to the outdoors, which is facilitated by a deeply-set lanai. The living room has sliding doors that open on two sides. The Opaapaa Subdivision was created by Kaneohe Ranch in 1939 and the lot was provided to the Dolans through a 30-year lease. This house was one of the first to be constructed in this tract. Mr. Dolan was an accountant with Bishop Trust Co.
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