The Alice Jones and Abraham Lewis Jr. Residence is a two story, Queen Anne Victorian style house built in 1902 in Manoa’s College Hills Tract. It is significant for its architecture as an intact remaining example of Queen Anne style in Hawaii and for its association with Abraham Lewis Jr., a prominent attorney and businessman in this period. The house is assymmetrically laid out with a cross gable roof, large lanai, bay window, and three-inch clapboard siding. Molding above the first level windows defines a horizontal band of approximately two feet that encircles the entire house dividing the two floors. An unusual feature of this home is the use of false cut stone for its foundation; the concrete blocks were manufactured to resemble cut blue rock, a popular building material in the early 1900s. It was also used in Linekona School. The house and three others in this tract were built by Peter Cushman Jones for himself and his children, using his master builder Merrithew. Although there were numerous Victorian mansions in Hawaii at one time, the majority of these large estates have been demolished, in favor of smaller lots in an area of high land value. The Victorian style was often used in high style homes throughout America in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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