The James A. Wilder Residence was built in 1907. It is a two-story clapboard house and it sits on a steeply sloped lot, has a cruciform design plan, and a hipped roof with closed eaves, exposed rafters, and bracketing. The interior features a brick fireplace, board and batten walls and ceilings, built-in cabinets and bookshelves, and bracketed window sills and plate rail. The James A. Wilder Residence is significant for its association with the the early development of the Tantalus residential community. It is also significant as an early example of a craftsman style residence in Hawaii and is included in the Tantalus Residences Thematic District.
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