The Kong Lung Store is a single-story Craftsman/bungalow-style structure of fieldstone up to the lower portion of the gable. It is the last of the stone structures built by the Kilauea Sugar Company and was constructed ca. 1941 to replace an older wooden frame building at the same site. The store is an example of how the masonry construction used for domestic architecture in Kilauea was adapted to a commercial building. It is also significant for its associations with the sugar plantation and the goods it provided for the plantation workers. While the building was owned by the plantation, it was managed independently by Chew Lung.
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