The Wolfe residence is significant on the local level under criterion C, as a good example of a house built in Honolulu during the 1930s in a moderne style. The residence stands out as one of the “purer” modern residences of the pre-World War II period. Its unadorned, clean horizontal lines, low profile at street level, horizontal paned windows and doors, rounded corners, use of glass block, and use of flat roofed awnings further define the style, as do its straight-forward fireplace and built-in dining room buffet on the interior.
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