Huelani Home was built in 1929 on the steep, lower slopes of Sugar Loaf (Puu Kakea.) It is significant not only for being on the forefront of residential development in Upper West Manoa, but also as an example of a Craftsman style bungalow built in Hawaii during the 1920’s and 1930’s. This home is a single-story structure clad in wood shingles. The foundation is of lava stone and square-patterned lattice-work and the roof is hip and valley, all chracteristic features of Hawaiian Bungalows of this period. The house is also significant for its association with newspaper editor and radio broadcaster, Earl M. Welty, who resided in the home from 1941-1949.
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