155 Dowsett Avenue/ Thomas Victor King House

Address
155 Dowsett Avenue, Honolulu HI 96817

TMK
(1) 2-2-046:056

SHPD Historic Site Number
80-14-9767

Abstract
The Thomas Victor King House is a two-story, frame house built in the Colonial Revival style of architecture in 1918 in the Dowsett Tract area of Nuuanu Valley, a residential neighborhood near downtown Honolulu. The home is significant for its architecture and represents the work of the locally-prominent architectural firm of Emory & Webb Architects, which was responsible for designing several outstanding residential, commercial, religious, and institutional buildings during the early 20th century. Although Colonial Revival style usually contains a symmetrical balance of exterior and interior elements, this house features an off-center entrance while still maintaining a central hall plan, as well as a now-enclosed lanai at the rear of the house. It was constructed for a successful Honolulu businessman with the California Feed Co. The King family lived in the house until 1929.

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