The Cockburn Residence in Manoa was built in 1914 and then altered in 1921. It is significant as a unique rendition of the Colonial Revival style of architecture and as a representative work of the architect William C. Furer. Though symmetric in appearance from the front of the house as is typical of the Colonial Revival style, the floor plan displays an assymmetric layout and many Craftsman and Queen Anne Victorian details. While the architect of the original portion of the house is unknown, it is known that William C. Furer is the architect for the second floor addition on the wings and is responsible for incorporating the second floor into the overall massing and look of the house in 1921. As such, this house is a representation of the work of a master architect.
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