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Blog 2017-04-21T01:00:44+00:00

Anniversary Spotlight: Manago Hotel – Home Away from Home for 100 Years

Congratulations to Manago Hotel on their centennial anniversary! Manago will be awarded an Anniversary Recognition at the 2017 Preservation Honor Awards Celebration on May 19. Hotel History Manago Hotel is located in Captain Cook Town on the slopes of Mauna Loa at an elevation of 1,350 ft. It overlooks the [...]

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Anniversary Spotlight: Manago Hotel – Home Away from Home for 100 Years

Community Reflections on Places That Matter

For Preservation Month, we tapped into our diverse local community to find out more about the historic places they love and why they care about preserving them. We'll be adding new content at the top of the page weekly on an ongoing basis to capture the essence of the historic places we cherish [...]

May 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Community Reflections on Places That Matter

Final Harvest Ends Hawaii Sugar Industry

The musing below by Jill Engledow captures the wistful nostalgia of the plantation era and its end. Jill's recent book, "Sugarcane Days: Remembering Maui’s Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company", is the recipient of a 2017 Honor Award for Achievements in Interpretive Media.  Green cane still grows on fields left fallow by [...]

May 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Final Harvest Ends Hawaii Sugar Industry

National Monument Designations & the Antiquities Act: What You Need to Know

President Trump's recent executive order calling for the Department of the Interior to review all National Monument designations over 100,000 acres or "made without adequate public outreach" from the past 21 years has triggered much discussion surrounding the Antiquities Act. Our friends at Preservation Action and the National Trust for Historic [...]

May 4th, 2017|Comments Off on National Monument Designations & the Antiquities Act: What You Need to Know

Preservation Awards Spotlight: Ewa Community Church

Project Spotlight  Ewa Community Church, 91-1258 Renton Road, Ewa Beach Built: 1926 Designed by: Herbert Cohen Cayton Architecture style: Gothic Revival Preservation Award Honoree, 2017 Ewa Community Church is tucked away next to the Ewa Elementary School located in the ever-expanding neighborhood of Ewa. The building has a typical cruciform layout [...]

April 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Preservation Awards Spotlight: Ewa Community Church

Curtis and Victoria Ward’s Legacy

The Wards, Old Plantation, and New Ward Village By Kristen Pedersen  Imagine owning all the property between Thomas Square on King Street down to the ocean, including most of eastern Kaka’ako. Now envision the property, not as part of urban Honolulu, but as a green and productive plantation, as it was in [...]

April 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Curtis and Victoria Ward’s Legacy