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The Melim Residence, built around 1928, is a three-story, wood-framed, structure which is mostly rectangular in plan. The main portion of the house has hipped roofs, dormers, a front gable, clapboard beveled siding, and the foundation is constructed of wooden piers and cut stone. Two back extensions, including the lanai, have shed roofs. The interior features crown molding, an arched central passageway, wainscoting, and built-in shelving. The Alvin Melim Residence is significant as an example of the Craftsman style architecture in Hawaii. The residence is also significant for its associations with the development of Manoa Valley.
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