The Willard and Mary Jane Wax Residence was built in 1937 in Manoa. It is significant as an example of the popular Hawaiian style of architecture constructed in the 1930’s. The house features a double pitched hipped roof, strong sense of cross ventilation, and use of large expanses of windows. The character of the house derives from its simple massing with its dominant roof rather than from applied ornamentation. Furthermore, the use of canec ceilings, fir plank floors, and an exeedingly open floor plan, all were typical of the 1930’s time period.
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