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Kailua Kona in Hawaii County, Hawaii — Hawaiian Island Archipelago (Pacific Ocean)
 

Hulihe‘e Palace / Moku‘aikaua Church

 
 
Hulihe'e Palace - Moku'aikaua Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, December 27, 2010
1. Hulihe'e Palace - Moku'aikaua Church Marker
Inscription.
Hulihe‘e Palace
Construction of Hulihe‘e Palace was completed in 1838. Hulihe‘e was the gracious residence of Governor John Adams Kuakini and a favorite retreat for Hawai‘i’s royal families. Kuakini oversaw the construction of both Moku‘aikaua Church and Hulihe‘e Palace and these landmarks once shared a similar architectural style. In 1884, King Kalakaua updated Hulihe‘e with a stucco exterior and widened lanai. Today, the Palace is operated as a museum by the Daughters of Hawai‘i.

Moku‘aikaua Church
Boston missionaries brought Christianity to Hawai‘i when they arrived in Kailua in 1820. Moku‘aikaua is Hawai‘i’s oldest Christian church. Preceded by two thatched hale, it was transformed from 1835 to 1837 with exterior walls of lava rock masonry and crushed coral mortar. Hewn stones were used to construct the foundation. Handsome interior features ‘ohi‘a timbers and koa wood paneling.

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Photography Credit [for marker photo of church and surrounding area “circa 1890”]: Bishop Museum
 
Location. 19° 38.373′ N, 155° 59.64′ W. Marker is in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, in Hawaii County. Marker is at the intersection
Hulihe'e Palace - Moku'aikaua Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, December 27, 2010
2. Hulihe'e Palace - Moku'aikaua Church Marker
The Moku'aikaua Church is in the background.
of Alii Drive and Sarona Road, on the right when traveling north on Alii Drive. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 75-5713 Alii Drive, Kailua Kona HI 96740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The First Hawaiian Christian (here, next to this marker); Hulihe‘e Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Honokohau Settlement (approx. 2.6 miles away); Ala Mauka Makai (approx. 3.2 miles away); A Sanctuary for Humpback Whales (approx. 3.2 miles away); Discovering Kaloko-Honokohau (approx. 3.2 miles away); Hale Mua (approx. 4.9 miles away); Lonoikamakahiki Residence (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kailua Kona.
 
Also see . . .  Moku'aikaua Church. (Submitted on January 3, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Politics
 
Moku'aikaua Church and Entrance Arch image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, December 27, 2010
3. Moku'aikaua Church and Entrance Arch
Hulihe'e Palace image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, January 3, 2011
4. Hulihe'e Palace
The Palace is across the street from the marker and the church.
Small Cemetery in front of Moku'aikaua Church image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Toman, December 27, 2010
5. Small Cemetery in front of Moku'aikaua Church
Hulihe'e Palace is in the background across the street.
Medallion on Front Gate of Hulihe'e Palace image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, January 3, 2011
6. Medallion on Front Gate of Hulihe'e Palace
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 641 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   2, 3. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.   6. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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