The County of Kaua‘i Revives Annex 1

This early example of the Spanish Mission-Revival style was designed in 1930 by Hart Wood and was used by federal, state, and county agencies before falling vacant in 2002. In 2007 the County of Kaua‘i hired Mason Architects to restore the historic building, which is listed on the National Register as a contributing element to the Lihu‘e Civic Center Historic District, for use as offices.

Restoration work included:

  • Major structural repairs, including repairs to the cracked floor slab and termite-damaged roof timbers
  • Replication of the original wood entry doors based on the original Hart Wood drawings
  • Restoration or replication of interior stile and rail wood doors and refurbishing of bronze door hardware
  • Restoration and cleaning of original polished concrete floors and restrooms' marble floors and wainscoting
  • Extensive interior plaster repairs and repainting
  • Installation of new electrical, air conditioning, security, telecom, and data systems and accessibility improvements

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Award: Historic Preservation Honor Award from Historic Hawai‘i Foundation, 2010

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Photography: County of Kaua‘i Department of Public Works, MAI, and Kaua‘i Historical Society

Hart Wood designed the Annex in the Spanish Mission Revival style.