Utilizing both current structural technology as well as historic materials and construction methods, we supported the roof structure and saved the floor while the stone walls were removed. New footings and masonry walls were constructed to bear the weight of the roof and meet current seismic codes. The building’s historic windows and doors, woodwork and hardware were carefully preserved and installed in the newly constructed exterior walls.
The October 2006 earthquake caused parts of the rock masonry walls to collapse.
After the stone walls were removed, the building was shored and braced and new walls of CMU were erected.
Historic Preservation Honor Award
Historic Hawaii Foundation, 2010