The Henriques Residence was built in 1900 and is significant for its architecture and for its association with Lucy K. Peabody, and Edgar and Lucy Henriques. The house is a well preserved example of a turn-of-the-century kama’aina residence. Its splendid and extremely open interior, its dining room windows which open from the floor to allow added access to the porch, its large beveled glass front doors, and extensive use of single hung sash windows, are all typical of the period and well reflect the designer’s cognizance of the house’s semi-tropical environment. Few dwellings of this period still exist in Hawaii, and to find these features intact in such houses is extremely rare. The residence is also significant for its associations with Lucy K. Peabody, and Edgar and Lucy Henriques who were from a high ali’i family and descendants of Isaac Davis, the British seaman, who along with John Young served as an adviser to Kamehameha I, in his attempts to unite the Hawaiian Islands.
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