Ahahui Kalanianaole (Kalanianaole Hall)

605 Maunaloa Highway, Kaunakakai, Molokai 96748

(2) 5-2-009:018 (portion)

SHPD Historic Site Number

Ahahui Kalanianaole, also known as Kalanianaole Hall, is a one-story wooden structure with a large, wood-shingle hip roof and tongue-and-groove walls. The front entrance is through a central, projecting concrete porch several steps up from the ground covered by a hip and valley roof. All four sides of the structure have symmetrically placed windows in two groups of three. Ahahui Kalanianaole is significant because of its history as the meeting hall of Hawaiian benevolent organizations whose purpose was to care for sick members and to give its dead a fitting burial. In addition, the building is an example of Hawaiian vernacular and plantation architecture of the 1920s and 30s.

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