The Thompson Residence was constructed in 1927 in the College Hills Tract of Manoa Valley. It is significant as a product of early 20th century urban planning and expansion of suburban development in the Honolulu community of Manoa. The house is also significant as a representative example of the Craftsman style of architecture with its cross-gable roof, overhanging eaves with exposed curvilinear rafter tails, triangular knee braces, decorative gable boards and fixed louver vents at the gable ends. Although the house displays many elements typical of a Craftsman style home, it is unusual in having adapted them to a two-story form.
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