The Kahului Railroad Administration Building is a single story, reinforced concrete building with a plaster finish, rendered in a classical revival style. The T-shaped building has a shallow-pitched, corrugated metal, hipped roof with overhanging closed eaves, and it sits on a 16″-high raised foundation. The building is significant on the local level under criterion C, as a good example of a classical revival style building constructed on Maui during the 1920s. It is also significant at the local level under criterion A for its associations with the Kahului Railroad, the first licensed railway in Hawaii. The Kahului Railroad Company was also the longest railroad to operate, remaining in business until 1966 and outlasting the other six public carrier lines in the Islands with an 87-year history of continuous operation.
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