The Kaahumanu Church is a large blue-stone structure with walls more than two feet thick. It has a high-pitched gable roof with no overhang, but the eve terminates in a small molding adjacent to the top place along the wall. The Kaahumanu Church is an excellent example of the adaptation of New England style simple Gothic architecture to Hawaii and the use of native materials in this adaptation. The history of the congregation and the present church have associations with some of the more notable missionaries, such as Edward Bailey, Jonathan Green, Richard Armstrong, William Alexander, Thomas Thurston, and Daniel Conde. There are also some associations with important political figures, such as Kaahumanu.
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