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Historic Home Becomes First "Net Zero Energy" House at MCBH
by Angela Thompson
Referred to as the “Kāne‘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 Kāne‘ohe and recently was dedicated as the first net zero energy use building on the base.
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 Kamaboko House
By Tonia Moy, with additional research by Don Hibbard
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 the place of initial production, Quonset, Rhode Island, a small peninsula in Narragansett Bay that retained its Native American place name aptly meaning “small long place.”
Six Historic Houses Relocated To Hawaii Dairy
by Margaret Foster, photos by Chuck Iwertz
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.
Navy Releases Battlefield Study of MCAS ‘Ewa Field
by Dee Ruzicka
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.
Statewide Organizations’ Involvement in Section 106
By Kiersten Faulkner | From Forum Journal | Winter 2012 | Vol. 26, No. 2
The role of statewide preservation organizations in the Section 106 process is one of the perspectives on this signature preservation law contained in the Winter 2012 issue of the Forum Journal. Forum is a quarterly publication of the National Trust for Historic Preservation that explores various historic preservation topics and issues. The current issue provides perspectives on the Section 106 process from the viewpoints of different participants and stakeholders. HHF Executive Director Kiersten Faulkner authored an article from the perspective of a statewide preservation organization and chose to highlight the case of the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and Navy Region Hawai‘i as a case study.
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 identification of a property as a TCP automatically confirms NRHP eligibility. All of the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines, National Park Service (NPS) guidance and the requirements of, and criteria described in, the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) implementing regulations, which are applicable to any property in order to determine NRHP eligibility are also applicable to a TCP.
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.
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 Relocation Authority Camps and Department of Justice Internment Camps; about 2000 of those detained were Hawai‘i residents of Japanese ancestry. On January 2, 1945, the exclusion order was revoked entirely and the internees began to leave the camps to rebuild their lives.