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The Dr. Archibald Sinclair Residence sits on a hill, Puu Pueo, in Manoa Valley, near the rear of a 13,405 square foot lot with a large, sloping lawn in front and commanding views. Designed for Dr. Sinclair by architects Emory & Webb in 1917, the two-story Colonial Revival style home is significant for its architecture and association with Dr. Sinclair, who was a prominent physician in Hawaii at the beginning of the 20th century. Emory & Webb was one of the leading architectural firms in the early Territorial period. Buildings on the property include a main house, a detached, separate maid’s quarters/garage, and a detached, underground bombshelter. The main two-story house is built on a foundation of lava rock and redwood piles and features wood-frame construction with horizontal lap siding. Most of the windows are 8-over-1, double-hung sash. Two covered porches are flanked by Doric columns.
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