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The Peterson Residence is single story structure on a post and pier foundation that was constructed in 1926. The exterior of the structure has clapboard siding and features decorative knee braces and exposed rafter ends. The structure has a gable roof and a small cross gable over the front entry porch. The public spaces in the house have oak flooring and paneled walls of bagasse. Also on the property is a separate bungalow cottage, once maid’s quarters, which is similar to the main structure. The Peterson Residence is significant as an example of middle class housing in an expanding Honolulu community early in the twentieth century and part of the development the Manoa neighborhood. The house and small cottage are also significant as examples of the Craftsman style bungalow in Honolulu.
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