3137 O’ahu Avenue/ George Fret Wright Residence

3137 Oahu Avenue, Honolulu HI 96822

(1) 2-9-032:027

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The George Fred Wright Residence is a two and one-half story Colonial Revival residence built circa 1927 at the top of a rise in Manoa Valley. It is significant for its architecture and its association with prominent politician, George Fred Wright, who was the Mayor of Honolulu from 1931 until his death in 1938. It is also significant for its association with the early residential development of Honolulu and is located in the Waioli Tract of the O`ahu Avenue extension in Manoa Valley. The house exemplifies the Colonial Revival style through its symmetry of the front facade; use of Classical details, such as the Corinthian columns and decorative cornice; the semi-circular dormers and clapboard siding. The wrap-around lanai, the lava rock piers and board-and-batten walls are local deviation from this style, designed to meet the specific climate and material needs found in Hawai`i.

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