Posted at 1:16 a.m., Friday, November 17, 2006
List of state's most endangered historic sites released
Advertiser StaffA list of the nine most endangered historic sites in Hawai'i has been released by State Historic Preservation officer Peter Young and Historic Hawai'i Foundation Executive Director Kiersten Faulkner.
The list includes monuments, grand estates, and for the first time, an entire community, Lana'i City.
This is the first year in which DLNR's State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) and the Historic Hawai'i Foundation (HHF) collaboratively compiled the list. HHF sought nominations from the community, and worked with SHPD staff to select the sites.
"The final list represents the history of our community, and includes sites that are threatened by, among other things, neglect, insufficient funding, and development," said Young, who also serves as DLNR chairperson.
While inclusion on the list does not automatically protect or preserve the sites, it is hoped that the list will raise public awareness, and inspire the community to take action.
Included on the list is the Walker Estate, the Queen Theater in Kaimuki, the plantation manager's mansion in 'Ewa Villages, Koke'e State Park on Kaua'i, Gulick-Powell House on Kaua'i, Pu'unene Congregational Church on Maui, and the Mapulehu Glass House on Moloka'i.
More information on the "Most Endangered Places List" is available at www.historichawaii.org