Preservation Articles

Preservation Articles 2017-04-21T01:00:45+00:00

Hawai‘i Scenic Byways Highlight Historic Corridors, Other Intrinsic Values

By David Zevenbergen, Hawai‘i Department of Transportation, & Kashmira Reid, Lyon Associate Established in 1991, the National Scenic Byways Program includes a distinctive collection of National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads, their stories and treasured places. Modeled after the national program, the Hawaii State Department of Transportation (HDOT) in 2008 developed a state-wide Scenic Byway program to recognize locally significant corridors featuring archeological, cultural, historical, recreational, scenic and/or natural qualities. [...]

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Community Effort Revitalizes Historic Shrine -Again

By Kevin Kawamoto The Wakamiya Inari Shrine at Hawaii’s Plantation Village in Waipahu has a new roof – and much more – thanks to contributions from numerous community members, businesses and the Freeman Foundation, in a generous grant administered by the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. The new roof marks a just-in-time triumph for this apple-red Shinto Shrine after its weathered shingles littered the grounds and leaks threatened its interior, housing an [...]

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HHF Joins Advisory Group for Honouliuli Internment Camp

On December 7, 1941, Hawai‘i was attacked by the Japanese Empire’s naval and air forces. Immediately following those attacks, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. This order authorized the exclusion of persons of Japanese ancestry from the entire Pacific coast. Citizens with as little as one-sixteenth percent of Japanese blood were placed in internment camps. Without judicial process, nearly 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were detained in War [...]

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HDOT Inventory to Identify, Prioritize Historic Bridges

By Michelle Cheang, Fung Associates, Inc. The Hawaii State Department of Transportation (HDOT) is making a substantial effort to proactively identify Hawaii’s historic thoroughfares that have been instrumental in our state’s evolution into the modern age. HDOT funded the Statewide Bridge Inventory that involves the initial analysis of approximately 800 potentially historic bridges constructed between 1894 and 1968 on the islands of Oahu, Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, and Kauai.  The project [...]

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Trends & Issues: Traditional Cultural Places

By Keola Lindsey, Office of Hawaiian Affairs A traditional cultural property (TCP) is one example of a property type that can be included in, or determined to be eligible for inclusion in, the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).  A TCP’s significance can be associated with the beliefs, customs and practices which define the very foundation of a given community or group.  This important recognition does not mean that the [...]

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Statewide Organizations’ Involvement in Section 106

By Kiersten Faulkner | From Forum Journal | Winter 2012 | Vol. 26, No. 2 The history of Hawaii, the United States, and the entire world was altered on December 7, 1941, when imperial Japan attacked United States forces on Oahu. That day of destruction, when eight battleships and 13 other ships were sunk or damaged, and on which 2,000 sailors and hundreds of members of other military services and [...]

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