The John and Julie Doherty Residence is significant on the local level under criterion C, as a good example of a craftsman/bungalow style house built in Honolulu during the 1920s. Its prominent porch with its front facing gable roof, paneled columns, and figure four brackets, as well as the use of local lava rock are all typical of the style, and readily convey the style to the passerby. Similarly, its roof’s open, overhanging eaves with exposed rafter tails is a common bungalow feature in Hawaii, providing the house with a lower profile. In addition, on the interior, the large living room space, the built-in buffet, beaded tongue and groove walls, box bay window, and built-in book cases and linen closet further convey a craftsman sensibility, as do the 6 x 1 double hung sash windows. The house’s single wall method of construction is typical of the period in Hawaii, although the use of double board walls is less commonly found.
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