The Dexter House has contributed to the broad patterns of development in the history of Hawaii during two periods of Hawaii’s history;
first, as it was built during a time of tremendous growth of the outlying neighborhoods of Honolulu in the late 1920s, and second, as an example of a large single-family home being converted to a boarding-house during Oahu’s severe housing shortage of World War II. Architecturally, this house is of artistic value and is one of the few remaining examples of the craftsman style homes that existed in this area. It holds distinctive characteristics of a type, period, and method of construction.
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