The Pearl Harbor Memorial Community Church, built in 1957, features a distinctive A-frame structure utilizing glu-lam beams with large concrete footings that house the sanctuary. The relatively gentle slope of the frame makes the building appear to rise from the earth. The use of lava rock walls that fill in the lower parts of the A-frame aid in this illusion. The church is primarily significant for its high artistic value, with its large Memorial stained-glass window, which may be one of two large stained-glass windows done in Hawaii by John Wallis. It is also an exemplary example of the utilization of A-frame technology in Hawaii.
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