The Kilolani Congregational Church ruins are situated on a flat lot in the midst of a kiawe thicket about a quarter mile inland from the ocean at Kihei. It consists of partially standing walls that are approximately 30 inches thick and in most places are slightly over three feet high. The Kilolani Congregational Church ruins are significant for the associations with David Malo. Malo was the son of Aoao and his wife Heone. He is best known as the author of Hawaiian Antiquities, a major source of ethnographic information on traditional Hawaiian culture. Construction on this church building commenced under Malo’s direction in ca. 1843.
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