Built in 1915, the Shields Moore House is a large 1-1/2 story asymmetrical house with a multiple-hipped roof and a centered dormer with a gable roof. The structure is built on a lava rock foundation, and battered piers of lava rock support the roof above the large lanai. The exterior walls are clad in wood shingles with a diamond trim at the bottom edge which is continuous around the house. Above the windows, wooden moulding forms the top of the window casing and forms a large band to the roof. The Shields Moore House is significant as an example of Craftsman architecture in Hawaii. In addition, the property is reflective of the patterns of Hawaii residential development in Oahu’s College Hill Tract between 1910 and 1920.
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