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The Riley Allen Residence was built in 1931 in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of Honolulu. The house is significant for its architecture as an example of a Spanish Mission Revival style house built in Hawaii during the 1920s and 1930s and for its association with Riley Allen, the prominent editor of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin newspaper. Designed by Robert Miller, who designed many buildings in this style, the house is a two-story masonry building that is characterized by its stucco walls, arcade and loggia, rear courtyard and well detailed interiors. It has a modified H floor plan, lacking one wing in the front, and having an additional, single story dining room wing off one side.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.