Preservation Articles

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

Six Historic Houses Relocated To Hawaii Dairy

Margaret Foster, Preservation Magazine, contributed to this article. Photos by Chuck Iwertz, Forest City Project Field Manager Since the 1940s, a neighborhood seven miles northwest of Honolulu has been home to generations of military families. In June and July, six historic houses from Red Hill were trucked to Wahiawa about 20 miles away to be rehabilitated and adaptively reused in planned agricultural and dairy project in West O‘ahu. The [...]

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Navy Releases Battlefield Study of MCAS ‘Ewa Field

By Dee Ruzicka, Mason Architects, Inc. Navy Facilities Engineering Command Hawai‘i (NAVFACHI) recently released a study investigating the historic significance and integrity of the form Marine Corp Air Station ‘Ewa Field (‘Ewa Field) for its role in the Japanese attack on O‘ahu on December 7, 1941. “Battlefield Evaluation of Ewa Field and Inventory and Historic Contexts” is a two-part report that analyzes ‘Ewa Field as a historic battlefield site, provides [...]

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Historic Home Becomes First “Net Zero Energy” House at MCBH

Referred to as the “Kane‘ohe Bay White House” during President Dwight Eisenhower’s stay after WWII, the Eisenhower House was constructed as part of the Historic Hilltop Neighborhood on Marine Corps Base Hawai‘i in Kane‘ohe and recently was dedicated as the first net zero energy use building on the base. The home stands as a great example of preservation of both cultural and natural resources.  The house has been renovated to [...]

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New Research will Review Hawaii’s Mid-century Historic Resources

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation has launched a major research project to prepare a context statement about historic resources from post-World War II through the 1960s. The Modern and Recent Past Context Statement will contribute to Hawaii’s understanding of buildings, landscapes, infrastructure and other historic resources from the mid-20th century, including regional expressions of the Modern movement, and will guide efforts to identify and preserve significant historic resources from this era. The [...]

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The Kamaboko House

By Tonia Moy, with additional research by Don Hibbard All photos courtesy of Fung Associates For many growing up in rural Hawai‘i, the “Quonset Hut” or the “kamaboko house” brings back memories of peering over walls not conforming to the arched ceiling, running through the house from end to end or crouching to use the toilet nestled in the corner of the curved wall.  The name “Quonset hut” derives from [...]

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