The Mrs. Marie Heilman beach cottage is significant on the local level under criterion C as a good example of a beach cottage designed during the 1930s in Hawaii which incorporates a single wall, plantation type of construction. The house is typical of its period, not only with the use of tongue and groove walls, but also for the use of canec, a material developed between 1926-1930 on the island of Hawaii by the Hawaiian Cellulous Company, and produced by Hawaii Cane Products in Hilo from 1932 to 1963. As such this house is also important as an early example of the use of this termite resistant material in Hawaii.
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