The Hotel Honokaa Club, circa 1927, is a two story-wood frame commercial building located in the historic plantation town of Honokaʻa on the northeast side of the island of Hawaiʻi. The building is an example of the type of vernacular architectural design and method of construction that is known locally as “plantation style.” Defining features include a totan (corrugated metal) roof, single wall construction with vertical wood planks, and numerous double-hung windows. The building has three floor levels that include the main floor, a rear second story addition, and a basement area. Historically, the hotel/club functioned as a local gathering place that provided guest accommodations for travelers, temporary sales space for the display of commercial samples and wares by traveling salesmen, and a dining room and bar facility that was the site of numerous local social occasions and get-togethers from the 1920s through the 1960s and beyond. The Hotel Honokaa Club is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places on the State level under Criteria A (Events/History) and C (Architecture).
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.