The Makawao Union Church, also know as the Baldwin Memorial Church, is a single-story, Gothic style building constructed of reinforced concrete with a lichen covered, lava rock veneer. A massive Norman tower dominates the facade. The Makawao Union Church is both architecturally and historically significant. Architecturally, the church exhibits a high level of craftmanship, and is significant as one of the most splendid churches of its period built in Hawaii. Constructed in 1917, as a memorial to Henry Perrine Baldwin, the church is an outstanding example of Honolulu architect C. W. Dickey’s handling of an ecclesiastical building. Historically, the Makawao Union Church is significant for its association with the history of Makawao and Paia; and for its association with Henry Perrine Baldwin, whom it memorializes.
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