The Holy Ghost Catholic Church is an octagonal-shaped frame building, approximately sixty feet in diameter. It has a steep hipped roof of corrugated metal which is interrupted by a mock-clerestory and terminates with an open steeple. The Holy Ghost Catholic Church is significant architecturally for its unique design. It is the only octagonal-shaped building in Hawaii from the nineteenth century. The church is also significant for its close association with the Portuguese community on Maui.
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