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The majority of these one- and two-story residences are modest in scale and design, sit on large landscaped lots, have magnificent views of Honolulu and also have redwood water tanks, catchment systems, and fireplaces. Note: Not all the residences listed in the original nomination form were included in the district. The residences in the Tantalus Residences Thematic District are significant for their associations with the development of the Tantalus area as a mountain retreat and residential district during the early part of the the twentieth century. These houses also embody the distinctive characteristics of their type and period, and several possess high artistic value which are addressed in the individual nomination forms.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.