The Kohatsu Residence, was built in 1912 and in 1952 an apartment building was added to the property. This property has two significant structures: a single-story residence with exterior wood shingles, hipped roof, and wide overhanging eaves with exposed rafter tails; and a two-story apartment building. The interior of the house features high ceilings, large rooms, tongue and groove redwood walls, cove moulding, and carved wood baseboards. The Kohatsu Residence is significant as an example of a well-built cottage constructed in the Pawa‘a District of Honolulu before 1920 and for its association with Dr. Yukihide Kohatsu, a local physician. The apartment building is significant as an example of the type of architecture built in Honolulu in the early 1950’s.
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