The Keanae School is an elevated single-story wooden structure with a corrugated metal roof which sits at the crest of an upward sloping lawn. The main portion of the building was constructed in 1912. The facade is defined by a long lanai, located under the main roof of the building. Keanae School is a rare surviving example of a small rural school. The original school had only two rooms with a front lanai.The extension of the lanai, the former shop room, and the rest rooms were added at a later date.
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