The Stanley Ball Residence was built in 1922 in Manoa. It is signifcant for its association with residential development in Manoa Valley, more specifically the College Hills Tract. It is also significant as an example of a bungalow style house constructed in Hawaii in the early 1920s. The house with its porch’s front facing gable, built-in furniture, pergola, use of lava rock, and figure four bracketing stylistically relates closely with the Bungalow tradition. Its hipped roof places it in the genre of Bungalows primarily constructed in the 1910’s in Hawaii, when hipped roofs were a favored Bungalow roof form. Throughout most of the 1920’s front facing gable roof Bungalows would come to the fore. As such the Ball Residence stands at the cusp of this shift in Bungalow form in the islands.
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