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									HISTORIC HAWAI‘I NEWSLETTER                                                               VOLUME 18, No. 2         JULY 2008



Falls of Clyde Faces Bleak Future
By Jill Byus Radke




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         fter years of struggling to keep the Falls of Clyde
           afloat, the Bishop Museum issued a call for a
            new benefactor who can provide the resources
necessary to save the National Historic Landmark. Should
a benefactor not be located by the end of this June, the Falls
will either sink at its berth or be towed and sunk.
    The Falls of Clyde is the last floating fully-rigged four-
masted ship in the world. Originally launched in Scotland
in 1878, she arrived in Hawai‘i in 1898 as the ninth ship of
Captain Matson’s original sugar fleet. She transported sugar
from Hilo to the mainland until she was converted to an oil
tanker in 1907. After serving as an oil tanker and being sold
several times subsequently, she was saved from the scrap
yard and returned to Honolulu in 1963 as a museum ship.
In 1973 she was listed on the National Register of Historic
Places and in 1989 she was listed as a National Landmark by
the Secretary of the Interior.
    Over the years, the ship’s condition deteriorated despite
the efforts of champions such as Bob Krauss, Robert Pfeiffer
and David Lyman and $3 million of restoration. The Falls of
Clyde was listed on Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s inaugural
“Most Endangered Historic Sites” list in 2005.
    The ship was closed to visitors in February 2007 and the
museum hired an independent marine surveyor, Joseph W.
Lombardi, who is considered one of the leading experts on
marine vessels in the nation, to evaluate the condition of the
ship and suggest remedies and estimated costs for needed
repairs.
    According to Bishop Museum, Lombardi’s 195-page                                                             Photo: hhF Archives


report found that the ship had “severe deterioration of her          “We are saddened by the unfortunate condition of the
wooden topmasts, rigging, wooden decking, exterior shell         Falls of Clyde and we will, over the next few months, be
plating, hull support, framing, rudder and hull.”                determining the best course of action,” said Timothy E.
    According to Lombardi, the ship’s worsening condition        Johns, President and CEO said in his March 19, 2008 letter
demands immediate attention estimating upwards of                to Bishop Museum supporters.
$24 million to restore the ship, and up to $1 million required       “The Falls of Clyde is an important part of Hawai‘i’s mari-
annually for upkeep.                                             time history, and we intend to do what we can to preserve
    Merely moving the ship to make the repairs is prob-          this rich artifact. At the same time, we must also be prudent
lematic and expensive. The fragile hull is likely to collapse    about preserving the fiscal health of Bishop Museum. As
without the water’s physical support, so an estimated is $1      you may know, the entire annual budget for Bishop Muse-
million is needed to stabilize the hull in order to survive      um — covering all museum research programs, collections,
removal from the water.                                          facilities and staff — is $16 million,” Johns said.
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                                                                        it. It could also be because it has plenty of use left in it and it
                                                                        would be wasteful to destroy it.
                 From the                                                    In the case of the not-so-old buildings, they may not be
                 Director's Chair                                       part of ancient history, but they are still our history. Even if
                                                                        we can remember the world without them, they represent
                                                                        how we got to where we are now. Not everything modern
                 Kiersten Faulkner, Executive Director
                                                                        will withstand the test of time. The challenge will be where
                   Over the past nine months, Hawai‘i has
                   seen a new interest in the works of architect
Vladimir Ossipoff and his signature Hawai‘i regional mod-
ernist style. Ossipoff’s work in planning, design and com-
munity has been the subject of an exhibit at the Honolulu
Academy of Arts, a exhibit book, “Regional Modernism,”
and the 2008 Calendar issued by the Hawai‘i Department
of Land and Natural Resources. One of his signature
                                 residential buildings, the
                                 Liljestrand Residence, has
                                 been added to both the
                                 Hawai‘i State and National
                                 Registers of Historic Places.
                                      Despite the dynamic inter-
                                 est in both Ossipoff specifical-
                                 ly and in tropical modernism
                                 generally, the challenges of           Liljestrand Residence
                                 understanding and preserving
                                 buildings of the more recent           to draw the line, especially among every day, vernacular
                                 past are very real. General            buildings. But we need to be cautious about the rush to
                                 Growth Properties (GGP),               judgment. Consider, when Pennsylvania Station in New
                                 which owns both Ala Moana              York was demolished in 1963, it was only 53 years old. Until
       Kiersten Faulkner
                                 Center and Ward Centers, has           the 1970s, the art deco style of the 1920s and 30s was consid-
proposed a master plan for its Kaka‘ako Ma uka properties               ered vulgar and commercial and was disdained by preserva-
that envisions demolition of the iconic IBM Building in favor           tionists. When Historic Hawai‘i Foundation was organized
of high-rise residential towers on the prime site. GGP is not                                                         continued on page 14
alone in having difficulty understanding the significance
and relevance of modern architecture. Proposals to renovate
and upgrade Honolulu International Airport also have the                   Sign up for the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation
potential either to reclaim the modernist sensibility that has             E-mail Preservation Alerts.
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it completely.
     Following the end of World War II and again after state-
hood, Hawai‘i saw a building boom. Many of those build-
ings now hover near the 50-year mark, when they become
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Noted Architect Vierra’s Home Added to State Register                                            Historic Hawai‘i Foundation
By Fran Deudonne
                                                                                                    BOARd OF TRUSTEES



T
                                                                                                   ExECUTIVE COMMITTEE
       he former residence of prominent 1930’s architect Theodore A. Vierra has
       been added to the Hawai‘i State Register of Historic Places.                                 Timothy E. Johns, President
           Built in 1948, the home sits on a terraced hillside on the slopes of
Mount Tantalus in lower MÅnoa. Designed by Vierra to take advantage of sweep-                      Ray Soon, First Vice President
ing views of Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean, the house is a blend of early                          Stanton Enomoto,
California Monterey and post-war 1940’s modernistic elements.                                          Second Vice President
    A graduate of Kamehameha School (1919) and Harvard University School
of Architecture, Vierra served as the architect for the Hawai‘i Sugar Planters As-                 Lea Ok Soon Hong, Secretary
sociation (1935-1950) and designed such projects as the Memorial of the Pacific at                  Robert Nobriga, Treasurer
Punchbowl, the Lilioukalani Protestant Church in Hale‘iwa, and Radford High
School. He also designed a number of buildings at Kamehameha Schools, includ-                      Michael J. O'Malley, At Large
ing Keawe Gym, PÅki Hall, the 7/8 grade dormitories, Ruth Ke‘elikolani Swim-                           Robert Iopa, At Large
ming Pool, and the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Administration Building.
    A book about the life and work of this noted architect is being produced by                        Katherine MacNeil,
Friends of the Historic Vierra Residence tentatively titled, Noted Hawaiian-                              Past President
Portuguese Architect Theodore A. Vierra: His Life and Architectural Accomplishments,
1902-1987. For more information about the book, please contact the Friends                           BOARd OF TRUSTEES
at 808-947-1827.
                                                                                                           Joan Bennet
                                                                                                         Norbert Buelsing

Paniolo Preservation Society Sponsors                                                                     David Cheever
                                                                                                          Gregory Chun
The Great Waiomina Centennial Celebration
A centennial celebration of paniolo is scheduled in Waimea                                              Linda Fayè Collins
on the Big Island August 22-September 1.                                                                   Eric Crispin
                                                                                                           Cindy Evans


T
       he Paniolo Preservation Society is preparing for the Waiomina Centennial                          Carol Fukunaga
       Celebration in recognition of the 1908 win of the steer roping competition
                                                                                                            Frank Haas
       by Parker Ranch paniolo Ikua Purdy at the Cheyenne Rodeo in Wyoming.
    Purdy was inducted into the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum Hall                              Antony M. Orme
of Fame in October 2007. John Palmer Parker, founder of historic Parker Ranch,                              Tonia Moy
was inducted into the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Hall of                        Lorraine Minatoishi Palumbo
Great Westerners in Oklahoma City in April 2008. Both men were nominated for
their awards by the Paniolo Preservation Society.                                                        Curt Nakamura
    Centennial events will include tours, concerts, pageants, rodeo and various                           Patsy Sheehan
lu‘au and receptions. For information, see www.paniolopreservation.org                                    Ramsay Taum
                                                                                                         Richard S. Towill
                                                                                                          Michael White
                                 “Hawai‘i’s Historic Corridors” highlights significant
                                 heritage areas on the islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i,
                                 Kaho‘olawe, LÅna‘i, O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. The purpose of the
                                 book is to focus on how individual structures and sites are           TRUSTEE EMERITUS
                                 related to one another. Each chapter includes an essay that        Mrs. Allyn (Helen) Cole, Jr.
                                 captures the feel of the historic corridor and is beautifully
                                                                                                           Ex OFFICIO
                                 illustrated by historic and modern photographs. The book
                                                                                                            Millie Kim
                                 helps to identify key historic areas in Hawai‘i and acts as
                                 an educational resource for all those who are interested in               Ex OFFICIO
                                 learning more about the heritage areas of the islands.                  Lani Ma’a Lapilio
 Historic Hawai‘i Foundation
 Newsletter Advertising Rates:   Hawai‘i’s Historic Corridors is available from HHF’s                ExECUTIVE dIRECTOR
    Full Page: $350              website (www.historichawaii.org) and from the following                 Kiersten Faulkner
    Half Page: $250              retailers:                                                         kiersten@historichawaii.org
    Quarter Page: $110
    Business Card: $50           Hawai‘i Island – Lyman Museum; O‘ahu – BestSellers, Bish-
                                                                                                   dEVELOPMENT MANAGER
 For more information, contact   op Museum, ‘Iolani Palace, Island Keepsakes, Na Mea Native
 Jill Byus Radke at 523-2900     Books; Kaua‘i – Waimea History Museum, Borders Lihu‘e
                                                                                                           Jill Byus Radke
 or jill@historichawaii.org                                                                           jill@historichawaii.org


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Expert Series focused on Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i


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    t was standing-room only at the six weekly
    lectures on Memories and Places of Significance
    to Japanese Americans in Hawai‘i at the annual
Experts at the Palace lecture series from
January 31 to March 6.
    Six experts shared stories, memories, inspira-
tion and call to action related to the history and
preservation of sites related to the Japanese
American experience in Hawai‘i. The annual
lecture series is organized by the Historic Preser-
vation Program in the American Studies Depart-
ment of the University of Hawai‘i at MÅnoa and
is co-sponsored by Friends of ‘Iolani Palace and
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation.
    A special mahalo is extended to the speakers:
Lorraine Minatoishi Palumbo (“Japanese Tem-
ples in Hawai‘i: Documenting a Local Heritage”);
                                                    The Japanese Tenni Kyo Shrine. Photo by Scott Cheever
Brian Niiya, Jane Kurahara and Donald Amano
(“Dark Clouds Over Paradise: Preserving the History of             Jeff Burton, Mary Farrell and James Bayman (“The WWII
WWII Confinement Camps in Hawai‘i”); Brian Suzuki and              Honouliuli Internment Camp: An Archeological
Lowell Angell (“Japanese Movie Theaters in Hawai‘i”);              Perspective”) and Claire Marumoto (“Masaji Marumoto:
Laura Ruby (“The Japanese Americans in Ka MØ‘ili‘ili”);            A Nisei’s Story”).


Bush Directs Evaluation of Potential Pearl Harbor National Monument


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    n late May, President George W. Bush directed the Secre-                  The directive also noted that much of the Pearl Harbor
    taries of Defense and Interior to assess the advisability of         area lies within an active military base, and other World War
    designating Pearl Harbor as a National Monument.                     II historic resources lie within areas of the Pacific that are of
    In his directive, Bush stated that, “Pearl Harbor is well            strategic importance to the United States. Bush directed the
known as the site of Imperial Japan’s attack on December 7,              assessment to note that any proposed actions should not limit
1941. Its historical significance, however, both preceded the            the Department of Defense from carrying out the mission of
Japanese attack and spanned World War II, during which it                the various branches of the military stationed or operating
served as the central base for our Pacific naval forces. While           anywhere within the Pacific.
the USS Arizona Memorial serves as the final resting place
for many of that battleship’s brave crew members who lost
their lives on December 7, 1941, other objects of historic and
scientific interest in the area of Pearl Harbor and other sites in
                                                                            Argonauta Litigation Resolved
the Pacific remain outside this Memorial.”
                                                                            In December 2004, a former officer and director of His-
    The departments of Defense and Interior were directed to
                                                                            toric Hawaii filed a lawsuit against the Foundation for
evaluate the potential for providing additional recognition or
                                                                            alleged breach of contract related to a project to remove,
protection to historic landmarks, historic sites, or other objects
                                                                            relocate and reconstruct the 1970s-era Charles and Anne
of historic or scientific interest at Pearl Harbor and other sites
                                                                            Morrow Lindberg home in Kipahulu, known as the Argo-
associated with the war in the Pacific and America’s ultimate
                                                                            nauta project. The Foundation disputed all liability and
victory in the Pacific theater during World War II, through des-
                                                                            filed a counterclaim against Mr. Marshall.
ignation and management as part of a National Monument.
                                                                                 The civil case went to trial in U.S. District Court
     The statement from the White House noted that, “there
                                                                            this past February and a jury verdict was rendered in
are objects of historic and scientific interest at Pearl Harbor,
                                                                            early March. Judgment was entered in favor of Historic
including on Ford Island, and at other sites across the Pacific
                                                                            Hawai‘i Foundation on the claims by Greg Marshall and
that may be appropriate for recognition and possibly protec-
                                                                            in favor of Greg Marshall on the counterclaim by Historic
tion through the designation of a National Monument under
                                                                            Hawai‘i Foundation, but the parties have since resolved
the Antiquities Act of 1906 (16 U.S.C. 431). These objects of
                                                                            their claims against each other out of court.
historical and scientific interest may tell the broader story of
                                                                                 Historic Hawai‘i Foundation was represented by
the war, the sacrifices made by America and its allies, and the
                                                                            Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, LLC. Trial was pre-
heroism and determination that laid the groundwork for vic-
                                                                            sided over by Chief Judge Helen Gillmor.
tory in the Pacific and triumph in World War II.”

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Annual Preservation Honor Awards Presented for Preservation,
Restoration and Interpretation Efforts Across the State
Kamehameha Investment Corporation, Kona Historical Society and U.S. Army Garrison Hawai‘i among seven honored
by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation




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         ecent restoration of sacred sites at Keauhou, the               Preservation Media
         Greenwell Store in Kona, and the rehabilitation of              • Lyman House Memorial Museum for Lyman Mission
         two buildings at Schofield Barracks are among those                House, a booklet about the Lyman House and its preserva-
honored at Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s 34th annual                        tion.
Preservation Honor Awards on May 1.                                      • Pau Pono Publishing for Hale‘iwa, a Pictorial History
    “The recipients of the awards demonstrate various ways               • Friends of Old Maui High School, Jill Engledow and
to make history come alive and to create tangible connections               Cynthia Conrad for The Spirit Lives On! A History of Old
between the past and the present,” said Kiersten Faulkner,                  Maui High School
executive director of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. “While
each project is different, all are exemplary in demonstrating            Preservation Commendations
how preservation builds community.”                                      • Friends of Tantalus and Mason Architects, Inc. for their
                                         Historic Hawai‘i                   grassroots efforts to nominate Tantalus to the Hawai‘i
                                     Foundation also awarded                State Historic Register
                                     honors to three publications
                                     related to the preservation         Centennial Recognition
                                     of Lyman Museum in Hilo,            • Ameron Hawai‘i            •   Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
                                     Hale‘iwa on O‘ahu and               • D. Uchida Coffee Farm     •   Schofield Barracks
                                     Old Maui High School on             • Fort Shafter              •   Suisan
                                     Maui. A Preservation Com-           • O‘ahu Country Club        •   University of Hawai‘i
                                     mendation was presented             • Outrigger Canoe Club
                                     for the grassroots efforts to
                                     nominate Tantalus Road to           Sesquicentennial Recognition
                                     the Hawai‘i State Register          • The Honolulu Advertiser
                                     of Historic Places.                 • First Hawaiian Bank
                                         The 2008 Preservation
                                     Honor Awards included a
new category. Special recognition for Hawaii’s ‘icons’
celebrating centennial and sesquicentennial anniversaries
acknowledged companies, institutions and organizations
that have made Hawai‘i home for 100 or 150 years.
    Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s Preservation Honor
Awards are Hawai‘i’s highest recognition of projects, indi-
viduals, or organizations active in preservation, rehabilita-
tion, restoration or interpretation of the state’s architectural,
archaeological and cultural heritage. The honor awards
have been presented annually since 1975. Awards are non-
competitive and nominations are judged on overall quality,
excellence in planning, implementation and follow-through                Schofield Barracks
of work that demonstrates historic preservation as a strat-
egy for the protection, revitalization or interpretation of the
historic or cultural sites of the Hawaiian Islands.

2008 Historic Preservation Honor Awards
• Kona Historical Society for the interior restoration and
   interpretation of the Greenwell Store
• U.S. Army Garrison Hawai‘i, U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
   neers, Nan, Inc., Mason Architects, Inc. and Architects
   Hawai‘i for the rehabilitation of Schofield Barracks,
   Quads C and E
• Kamehameha Investment Corporation for restoration of
   sacred sites of Keauhou including Hapaiali‘i Heiau and
   Ke‘eku Heiau                                                          Greenwell Store interior


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Lessons Learned from the Varsity Theater
Varsity Theater Timeline                                             The owners cited structural damage such as cracks, mold
1937: The Varsity Theater, designed by famous architect              and a rusted pile as justification for demolishing a landmark
C.W. Dickey, opens to crowds circling the block.                     of the community. From the public vantage point, it is diffi-
                                                                     cult to know if the damage was significant enough to justify
1937-2007: For seventy years, the Varsity serves as a                the demolition of the building, or if that was a rationaliza-
landmark in the community serving as a place for entertain-          tion that masked the true motives.
ment, college lectures and later art and documentary films.
                                                                     What can we learn from this?
June 17, 2007: The owners, Consolidated Theaters,                    The owners cited structural damage such as cracks, mold
close the theater.                                                   and a rusted pile as justification for demolishing a landmark
August 2007:: Kamehameha Schools buys the Varsity                    of the community. From the public vantage point, it is diffi-
Theater. Inadequate security and maintenance lead to                 cult to know if the damage was significant enough to justify
vandalism. The theater is occupied by otherwise homeless             the demolition of the building, or if that was a rationaliza-
people.                                                              tion that masked the true motives.
                                                                          All buildings need regular maintenance and period
February 5, 2008: Kamehameha Schools applies for                     capital improvements to remain viable. Absent regular
demolition permits to the City and County of Honolulu                upkeep, significant one-time repairs and rehabilitation can
Department of Planning and Permitting.                               compensate for incremental deterioration. Unsightliness
Diamond Parking applies for a permit to operate a parking            can be reversed; dirt and mold can be cleaned; cracks can be
lot on the land.                                                     repaired.
                                                                          The owners cited an unsafe building, but did not use
March 5, 2008: Demolition permits issued. Because the                evaluations by professional engineers and architects trained
theater was not listed on the State or National Registers, the       in preservation techniques, who could bring that perspective
State Historic Preservation Division was not consulted, nor          and expertise to the analysis. It may be that the damage was
was Historic Hawai‘i Foundation.                                     too great and the costs were too high; but it may not. Absent
March 6, 2008: Paul Quintiliani and Kathy Camp of                    the analysis, it is unknown. Absent the building, it will
Kamehameha Schools report the following to the McCully               never be known.
- MØ‘ili‘ili Neighborhood board:                                          What we do know is that the owner felt that the property
                                                                     was worth more without the historic building on it. Demol-
 “Building was built on pile, (construction that drives piles        ishing the architectural gem, filling our scarce landfills with
into the ground on which the foundation is set), going down          its rubble (using fuel to transport it), importing more materi-
to the coral shelf, and slab, however the building is severely       als from elsewhere (more fuel) to build another building or
settling causing separation of exterior grade slab from the          pave a parking lot was perceived as a better fiscal decision
building wall and a crack in the ceiling/roof slab. Consid-          than preserving, rehabilitating and using it.
eration of life and safety issues are leading them to consider            All buildings need regular maintenance and period
tearing the building down.” (As stated in the minutes)               capital improvements to remain viable. Absent regular
                                                                     upkeep, significant one-time repairs and rehabilitation can
March 24, 2008: Owners demolish the Varsity Theater.
                                                                     compensate for incremental deterioration. Unsightliness
June 2008: Permanent plans for the site have not been                can be reversed; dirt and mold can be cleaned; cracks can be
announced. The parking lot has not been constructed.                 repaired.

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    The owners cited an unsafe building, but did not use                as the full range of economic ones. If property owners and
evaluations by professional engineers and architects trained            developers adhered to a bottom line that accounted for eco-
in preservation techniques, who could bring that perspec-               nomic, environmental, educational, cultural and community
tive and expertise to the analysis. It may be that the damage           benefits, decisions could be different. Until the public ethic
was too great and the costs were too high; but it may not.              changes and communities demand more from leaders and
Absent the analysis, it is unknown. Absent the building, it             decision-makers, losses will continue.
will never be known.                                                         On a practical level, a few simple changes in the regula-
    What we do know is that the owner felt that the prop-               tions and other actions would help:
erty was worth more without the historic building on it. De-                 Prior to issuing demolition permits for buildings older
molishing the architectural gem, filling our scarce landfills           than 50 years, the permitting agency could consult with the
with its rubble (using fuel to transport it), importing more            State Historic Preservation Division.
materials from elsewhere (more fuel) to build another build-                 The City & County of Honolulu could establish its own
ing or pave a parking lot was perceived as a better fiscal              Preservation Commission and seek designation as a Certi-
decision than preserving, rehabilitating and using it.                  fied Local Government to help evaluate which buildings
                                                                        contribute to an area’s historic integrity and which do not.
What can we do to remedy this?                                               The City & County could also enact significant penalties
It’s too late for the Varsity Theater. But it need not be too           for bringing entire buildings to its landfills, or alternatively,
late for other buildings in MØ‘ili‘ili, or Kaka‘ako, or Wai‘alae,       could offer significant incentives for not adding construction
or the other communities that have historic buildings that              and demolition debris to the waste stream.
are part of the fabric of the street, the neighborhood, the                  Local grassroots organizations could initiate nomina-
places that are loved.                                                  tions to the Hawai‘i State Register of Historic Places to
     We need to place a higher value on our historic places, a          designate its landmarks prior to them being threatened.
value that takes into account the intangible benefits as well                Master planning and development plans could include
                                                                        an inventory and survey of historic sites, which could then
                                                                        be integrated into the long-range plans for an area, rather
                                                                        than seen as impediments to them.
                                                                             These actions, and others, would help alter the way in
                                                                        which demolition decisions are made by making systemic
                                                                        change. There are many lessons learned from the loss of the
                                                                        Varsity Theater.
                                                                             There is also a call to action. Historic Hawai‘i Founda-
                                                                        tion will continue to work with elected officials, city depart-
                                                                        ments, property owners and developers and the general
                                                                        public to avoid similar losses.
                                                                             We need to start bringing our friends and neighbors in
                                                                        to strengthen the voice of historic preservation in Hawai‘i.
                                                                        You can help by encouraging a friend to become a member
                                                                        of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation. Each member in Historic
                                                                        Hawaii Foundation brings us closer to a Hawai‘i that values
                                                                        its historic places. Historic places that are valued are rarely
                                                                        demolished.


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State Welcomes SHPD Administrator and New Archeology Chief
By Coochie Cayan



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         uaalaokalani Aiu began her tenure as Administrator               “Pua has a strong background and experience with the
         of the State Historic Preservation Division May 12.          National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). She conducted
         As Administrator, she will provide oversight of the          cultural reviews of NHPA projects and has worked many
architectural, archeological, cultural and administrative             years with Hawaiian communities statewide,” said Thielen.
functions of the division. The SHPD leadership team will              “In addition, she brings excellent communications and
also include Nancy McMahon as the archeology and historic             administrative skills, which are essential for the Division’s
preservation manager.                                                 success.”
                                Aiu brings a strong back-                 Thielen also noted that McMahon’s “commitment to
                            ground and experience working             the Historic Preservation Division is outstanding. She has
                            with the National Historic Pres-          dedicated her entire professional career to this mission and
                            ervation Act (NHPA), the Island           has clearly done an excellent job.”
                            Burial Councils, the Native Hawai-            Aiu was graduated from Kamehameha Schools in 1980.
                            ian Historic Preservation Council         She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona (1984), a Master
                            (NHHPC) as well as experience in          of Arts from Santa Barbara (1989) and a Ph.D. in commu-
                            land use issues with developers,          nications from University of Massachusetts (1997). She
                            property owners and the com-              joins SHPD from Communications Pacific Inc., where she
                            munity.                                   was Vice President of the Community Building Team. Her
          Pua Aiu               Looking forward to the first          professional experience also includes work as a Research &
    SHPD Administrator      year, Aui said, “I have pretty            Policy Analyst for Papa Ola Lokahi and Senior Analyst in the
simple goals: get the office fully staffed, work on policies          Land Division of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
and procedures so responses follow the law and are some-                  McMahon has been an archeologist with SHPD for 20
what standardized, work with the burial councils so they              years, with ten years each on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i. She ob-
have enough staff support and training and feel empowered             tained her bachelors and masters degrees, and has complet-
to do their jobs.                                                     ed coursework for a doctorate degree, from the University of
     “Over the long run, I’d like to see historic sites review        Hawai‘i. She served as acting administrator for the division
integrated into planning so that as much historic review as           from December 2007.
possible (including archaeology) is done up front rather than             Aiu and McMahon were recommended for their posi-
after plans for the property are complete. Also, planning for         tions by a search committee appointed by Thielen. The com-
including historic and cultural buildings and sites—thinking          mittee was comprised of Judge (ret.) Patrick Yim, trustee of
of them as assets rather than assuming that the best value is         the Queen Lilioukalani Trust; Dr. Ku Kahakalau, a founder
to tear them down.”                                                   of cultural-based public charter schools and member of the
     Aiu was appointed to the position by Laura Thielen,              Big Island Burial Council; and Timothy Johns, former
Chair of the Department of Land and Natural Resources and             DLNR chairman and current CEO and president of
State Historic Preservation Officer, following a four-month           Bishop Museum.
search.


Falls of Clyde            continued from page 1

     The museum issued the call for a new benefactor in               removed and stored. Photo-documentation of the ship will
hopes that another maritime preservation organization                 be done at every stage.
would take ownership and responsibility for the Falls of                  For more information, or to offer assistance, please con-
Clyde. Over 500 letters have been sent to organizations               tact Blair Collis at Bishop Museum, at (808) 371-5639.
across the globe and Bishop Museum will continue the
search until later this month.                                        Editorial Note: Because Tim Johns is both president of
     If a benefactor is not found, the ship will either sink or       Bishop Museum and president of HHF’s board of trustees,
have to be sunk. According to Lombardi, the ship sinking at           he has disclosed his conflict of interest and has recused him-
its current berth is a “very real possibility.”                       self from any HHF involvement in the matter. All of HHF’s
     Blair Collis, Vice President of Operations at Bishop Mu-         actions are being handled by Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s
seum noted that while the museum works to find another                Executive Director Kiersten Faulkner and the staff at the
owner or supporter for the ship, it will engage in several            administrative level and Mr. Johns does not participate or
near-term actions, which are required for either taking the           vote on any of the related issues. Mr. Johns’ position on the
ship to dry dock for repairs or for ultimate disposal. He said        board does not impact the role that HHF takes in responding
that topspar on the third mast will be removed and stored             to the situation. HHF strives to have full transparency and
on the deck for safety. Loose items and artifacts will be             disclosure on its activities.


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                            HAWAII’S MOST ENDANGERED
                            HISTORIC SITES
                            2008 Nomination Form

Nominations are sought for threatened historic resources across the state. Historic Hawai‘i Foundation annually
names Hawaii’s most endangered historic places in cooperation with Honolulu Magazine and the Hawai‘i State His-
toric Preservation Division. The list includes buildings, objects, landscapes and communities. The list draws atten-
tion to contributors to Hawaii’s priceless heritage that are threatened by demolition, neglect, ignorance or apathy.
While this designation does not protect or preserve the sites, it can raise awareness and motivate action. Places
named to the “Most Endangered” list in previous years remain on the comprehensive list. For the full list, please
see www.historichawaii.org.

1. Name of endangered historic site:

2. Street address and/or TMK:

3.	 Briefly	describe	the	site’s	significance,	including	its	historical,	cultural,	artistic,	social	and/or	
	 architectural	value.


4.		Select	the	one	that	best	describes	the	type	of 	urgency.
    ___ Disaster has occurred
    ___ Imminent threat
    ___ Pattern of destruction is evident so long-range danger exists

5.	 Briefly	describe	the	current	physical	condition	of 	the	property,	the	threats	to	the	property	and	
    the rate of deterioration.


6.		What	are	potential	solutions?		How	and	by	whom	could	they	be	achieved?



7.		Person	or	organization	to	contact	for	more	information	about	the	nominated	place:
       Contact Name (first, last) ____________________________________________________
       Organization (if applicable) __________________________________________________
       Address _________________________________________________________________
       Phone ___________________________                     Email ___________________________

8. Nominator
       Nominator Name (first, last) __________________________________________________
       Organization (if applicable) __________________________________________________
       Phone ___________________________                     Email ___________________________
            Check here if nominator wishes to remain anonymous outside of the Most Endangered
            Sites Committee.

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                                      Instructions	for	Submitting	Nominations

    •    Use a separate Nomination Form for each nominated site.
    •    Sites previously nominated but not named to the list can be nominated again.
    •    Sites named to the list previous years do not need to be nominated again.
    •    Attach at least one photo of each site (digital or printed).
    •    Nominations MUST be received by July	25,	2008

Send	Your	Entries….

Via	Mail/Courier/	FedEx/UPS
            Hawai‘i’s Most Endangered Historic Sites
            Historic Hawai‘i Foundation
            680 Iwilei Road, Suite 690
            Honolulu, HI 96817

Via	E-Mail
                  To Jill Byus Radke: Jill@historichawaii.org

Via	Fax*
                   (808)523-0800
* Please be sure to send the photo via mail or email if you fax your form

  For	more	information	call	Jill	Byus	Radke	at	Historic	Hawai‘i	Foundation	at	(808)	523-2900	ext	23	or	e-
                                      mail	to	jill@historichawaii.org.




                                          About	Historic	Hawai‘i	Foundation

                 Historic Hawai‘i Foundation is a membership-based, statewide nonprofit organization.
                             It is a charitable 501(c)3 organization as defined by the IRS.

                                       Historic	Hawai‘i	Foundation’s	Mission	Statement
              The purpose of the foundation shall be to preserve and encourage the preservation of historic buildings, objects,
         communities and sites relating to the history of Hawai‘i; to promote awareness of and respect for all that is historically
              significant and architecturally distinctive in our State; and through these efforts, to keep alive and intact for the
          enrichment of present and future generations the inherent beauty of the Hawaiian Islands and its unique historic role
                                                    in the development of the Pacific Basin.

                                                Become a member! www.historichawaii.org




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New Trustees, Officers Elected at Annual Meeting


T
       he members of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation elected               The annual meeting also included the annual report to mem-
       ten new directors to the Board of Trustees at the an-           bers from outgoing President Katie MacNeil, remarks on
       nual meeting on May 22 at O‘ahu Country Club.                   plans for the coming year from new president Tim Johns, and
                                                                       an overview of preservation issues facing the Islands from
The new trustees are:                                                  executive director Kiersten Faulkner. The keynote address
• Linda Faye Collins, President, Kikialoa Land Co.;                    was provided by Peter Apo.
• Carol Fukunaga, 11th Senatorial District;                                                                       Photos by Mo Radke
• Frank Haas, Acting Dean for Strategic Planning of the
  University of Hawai‘i at MÅnoa School of Travel Industry
  Management;
• Lea Ok Soon Hong, Hawaiian Islands Program Director
  for The Trust for Public Land;
• Robert Nobriga, Chief Financial Officer, Hawai‘i National
  Bank;
• Michael J. O’Malley, Principal, Accuity LLC;
• Antony M. Orme, Senior Vice President of Trust and
  Private Banking Sales, Bank of Hawaii;
• Patricia Sheehan, Hanalei Land Company;
• Ramsay Taum, Director of External Relations and Com-
  munity Partnerships, University of Hawai‘i at MÅnoa
  School of Travel Industry Management;                                Chris Pablo and Peter Apo
• Richard S. Towill, President, Towill Tractec, Inc.

Historic Hawai‘i Foundation elected new officers at the an-
nual meeting. The new executive committee is comprised of:
• President: Timothy E. Johns, CEO of Bishop Museum;
• First Vice President: Ray Soon, Principal, Solutions Pacific;
• Second Vice President: Stanton Enomoto, Special Assistant
  to the Administrator, Office of Hawaiian Affairs;
• Secretary: Lea Ok Soon Hong, Hawaiian Islands Program
  Director for The Trust for Public Land;
• Treasurer: Robert Nobriga, Chief Financial Officer,
  Hawai‘i National Bank;
• At Large Officer: Michael J. O’Malley, Principal,
  Accuity LLC
• At Large Office: Robert Iopa, President, WCIT Architecture           John Lacy and Tim Johns




                                                                                     Ray Soon and Corinne Ching


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    Attorneys from Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel receive the President’s Commendation from President Katie MacNeil for out their out-
    standing service to the community. From left: Thom Benedict, Gary Slovin, John Lacy, Cissy Farm, Dawn Sugihara and Katie MacNeil


President’s Commendation Awarded to GAQ&S
Hawai‘i’s Oldest Law Firm Honored for Community Service



H
          istoric Hawai‘i Foundation has awarded its annual                    The President’s Commendation is given to an individual
          President’s Commendation to the law firm of                      or organization annually who has contributed not only to
          Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel for its                         the cause of historic preservation, but specifically to Historic
outstanding community service.                                             Hawai‘i Foundation (HHF) as an organization.
     At the foundation’s annual meeting on May 22, Goodsill
was recognized for providing exceptional service to Historic
Hawai‘i Foundation, including significant pro bono services.
     “Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s current strength and
bright future are a testament to Goodsill’s legal expertise
and community spirit,” said HHF President Katie MacNeil.
     “We’re so fortunate to have a law firm of Goodsill’s skill
and caliber to represent the foundation. Thanks to Goodsill,
Historic Hawai‘i Foundation will be able to continue in
its ongoing mission to preserve and protect Hawai‘i’s rich
legacy of historic and cultural sites,” MacNeil added.
     MacNeil noted that HHF is particularly grateful to the
attorneys who represented the foundation in recent civil
litigation, including Thom Benedict, Cissy Farm and Dawn
Sugihara for their professionalism, legal acuity, integrity and
leadership, as well as to partners Jackie Earle and John Lacy
for their unfailing support.
     Gary Slovin, managing partner at Goodsill Anderson
Quinn & Stifel, said the firm was honored to be recognized
for its community contribution. “Historic Hawai‘i Founda-
tion’s work is critical to ensuring the health and vitality of
our island community,” said Slovin. “It’s a true honor for
us to represent the foundation, and to help it continue its
important work.”
     Slovin added that, “Goodsill is deeply committed to sup-
porting community organizations that help make Hawai‘i a
better place, and we are proud to include HHF among our
portfolio of charitable giving initiatives.”




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Historic Preservation Awareness Day at the State Capitol
Highlighted Heritage Activities                                                                                      Photos BY JiLL rADKe




H
         istoric Hawai‘i Foundation joined the Heritage
         Caucus of the Hawai‘i State Legislature to
         co-sponsor the 2008 Historic Preservation
Awareness Day at the State Capitol on March 5.
    This public-private partnership with the State Legisla-
ture’s Heritage Caucus is one example of how the public,
private and non-profit sectors working together can make
a measurable difference in protecting and preserving the
historic and cultural places of Hawai‘i.
    Historic Preservation Awareness Day is part of the
collaborative effort to demonstrate the range of business,
education, advocacy and arts organizations engaged in this
work. Those who participated were:
•   Arizona Memorial Museum
•   Battleship Missouri Memorial
•   Bishop Museum                                                   Kai Markell demonstrates for Representative Cindy Evans.
•   Cultural Surveys Hawai‘i
•   Daughters of Hawai‘i
•   Division of State Parks, DLNR
•   Friends of ‘Iolani Palace
•   Fung Associates, Inc.
•   Group 70 International, Inc.
•   Hale‘iwa Main Street/ North Shore Chamber of Commerce
•   Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance
•   Hawai‘i Theatre Center
•   Historic Hawai'i Foundation
•   History Education Council of Hawai‘i
•   King Kamehameha V Judiciary History Center
•   MÅlama o MÅnoa
•   MÅnoa Heritage Center
•   Mission Houses Museum
•   MØ‘ili‘ili Community Center
•   Museum Studies and Historic Preservation Programs
    University of Hawaii
•   Office of Hawaiian Affairs
•   Pacific Aviation Museum, Pearl Harbor                           Mike Weidenbach and Dan Parsons from the USS Missouri
•   Pacific Islands Institute                                       Memorial Association talk with Representative Cindy Evans.
•   Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
•   Society for Hawaiian Archaeology
•   State Historic Preservation Division, DLNR
•   The Pacific War Memorial Association
•   Tropic Lightning Museum, Schofield Barracks
•   USS Bowfin Museum
•   Washington Place Foundation




Exhibits from preservation-related organizations sparked the        Melehina Groves, Jill Radke, Kiersten Faulkner and Katie MacNeil.
interest of legislators, aides and other attendees.

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ACHP Adopts Native Hawaiian Policy for Consultation
Under the National Historic Preservation Act
By Ray Soon




I
     n May, the White House Advisory Council on Historic                 The three key policy statements are:
     Preservation (ACHP) adopted a Policy Statement on the
                                                                         1. The ACHP acknowledges Native Hawaiian traditional
     ACHP’s interaction with native Hawaiian organizations.
                                                                            cultural knowledge, beliefs and practices and recognizes
The policy sets forth actions ACHP will take to oversee the
                                                                            their value in the understanding and preservation of
implementation of its responsibilities under the National
                                                                            historic properties in Hawaii.
Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) with respect to the role
                                                                         2. The ACHP commits to working with Native Hawaiian
afforded to Native Hawaiian organizations.
                                                                            organizations to fully consider the preservation of historic
    In 1992, 26 years after it was initially enacted, the NHPA
                                                                            properties of importance to them.
was amended to give Native Americans – tribes, Alaskan na-
                                                                         3. The ACHP acknowledges the important contributions of
tives, and Native Hawaiians – an equal and significant role
                                                                            Native Hawaiian organizations to the national historic
in the identification and protection of our nation’s historic
                                                                            preservation program.
resources. It took another six years to adopt regulations to
implement those amendments and still another ten years                   The full text of the policy is available at http://www.achp.
for the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to adopt               gov/NHOPolicy.pdf.
policy as to how the Council and its staff are to interact with
native Hawaiian organizations.                                           Ray Soon was a member of the Advisory Council on Historic
    Things move slowly in Washington. Despite the journey,               Preservation from 1996 through 2004. He is First Vice President
advocates were able to forge and hold a coalition of friends             of Historic Hawai‘i Foundation’s board of trustees.
in this administration, other native people from around
the country, and long-time supporters in the preservation
community, not the least of which is the National Trust for              Executive Director’s Report
Historic Preservation, that led to the adoption of this policy.
                                                                         continued from page 2
    Passed by the ACHP in May of this year, the policy
commits the ACHP to ensuring that Native Hawaiian
organizations (NHO) have the opportunities to which they
are entitled under the NHPA to participate in the national
historic preservation dialogue and program. It also implies
the commitment of staff time and resources to helping other
federal agencies meet their responsibilities to NHOs under
the law as well. If the Tribal Policy adopted in 2002 is any
indication, this policy will lead to a significantly stronger
and more consistent voice for Native Hawaiians.
    John Nau, Chair of the Council and a consistent support-
er of Native Hawaiian involvement in the national dialogue
on historic preservation, in recent executive level commu-
nication to all federal agencies, encouraged each of them to
take similar steps to adopt policy or protocols for consulting
with NHOs. He concludes that such action would demon-
strate a serious commitment to working with NHOs and
provide predictability to meeting their responsibilities.                The IBM building, an example of “regional modernism” by
                                                                         celebrated architect Vladimir Ossipoff is slated for demolition
                                                                         in the near future.


  Meredith Ann Whipple Antique Appraisals                                in 1974, in part in response to a proposal to demolish the
                                                                         Royal Hawaiian Hotel, the hotel was 46 years old.
     Accredited Member of the international society of Appraisers            We need to allow time to do its amazing work of provid-
                                                                         ing perspective. People’s views change and evolve over
                                                                         time and we need to ensure that we do not lose the mod-
                                                                         ernist structures of recent decades merely because we have
                                                                         not yet achieved that perspective. There will be a difficult
  phone: 808-734-0475                 email: maw@mawhipple.com
                                                                         balance to achieve, but we can’t wait until most of them are
  fax: 808-735-0468                   website: www.mawhipple.com         gone before realizing that they were important after all.


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                                      New & Renewing Members
                                       March 2008 – May 2008
                      Welcome to our new members and welcome back to our renewing members.

* Indicates Charter Members                Justin A & Ethel O’Neil                Tom Loffman
                                           Ryon H Rickard                         Marianne Abrigo Properties
HERITAGE BENEFACTORS                       Royal Contracting Co., Ltd.            Milton A. Masing
HONBLUE, Inc.                              Brian Sakamaki                         Betty Matsumura
Larry Heim                                 Deborah Stone-Swanson                  Charles F McClure
                                           Joanne V Trotter*                      Sylvia Mitchell
                                           Donna Walden                           Martha W. Monahan
HERITAGE ASSOCIATES                        Mr. & Mrs. R. E. White, Jr.*           Maybelle A. Moore
Armstrong Builders, Ltd                    Elizabeth D Wick                       Richard S Morris
Ann B. Catts*                                                                     Bob & Dana Mott
Dean A & Bonnie Eyre, Jr.*                                                        Geoffrey Mowrer
James W & Priscilla Growney                FAMILY                                 Donna B Nathanson
Hawaiian Cement                            Elizabeth K. Bushnell*                 Jacqueline J Parnell*
Mary King                                  Richard H. Cox                         Charles Pearson
Leo A Daly                                 Mr. & Mrs. R. Dougal Crowe*            Joan C Pratt*
Ralph & Paki Portmore                      Uson & Lani Ewart                      Robert A. Ramsay
Barbara B Tilley                           Joel & Vasanti Fithian                 Carl L Reber
Gulab & Indru Watumull*                    Robert M & Ruta Fox*                   Tana-Lee Rebhan-Kang
                                           Jack & Janet Gillmar                   Barbara M. Robeson
                                           Denise Griffith                        Marina M. Schwartz
PRESERVATION SPONSORS                      Anna Maria R & Randy Grune             John S Silva, Jr.
J. Gordon Beaton                           Frank & Susan Haas                     John H. & Sigrid Southworth*
Castle & Cooke Hawaii                      Jenny Hartley                          Herta Stevens
Edward K. Conklin                          Larry & Linda Langley                  Chieko Tachihata
Ralph Gray                                 Mr. & Mrs. Charles Martin              Willard Thomas
Haleakala Ranch                            Barbara Marumoto & Richard Coons*      Hanakaulani Holt Thompson
Louis Vuitton Hawaii, Inc.                 Mr. & Mrs. William J McCord            Albert F. & Laurita Turner
Margo Morgan*                              Margaret Gosli Nesbitt*                Francine Wai
Chris Resich                               Mr. & Mrs. David Pratt                 Richard & Melinda L.P. Walker
Jean E Rolles                              Cynthia B. Quisenberry*                R. Wakefield Ward
                                           Barbara J Service                      Katherine H Wery*
                                           Carl & Colleen Sorem                   Kai E. White
PRESERVATION SUPPORTERS
Paul F. Campbell                                                                  Shannon Wilson
Nancee & Eric G. Crispin                   INDIVIDUAL                             Byrnes K. Yamashita
Susan Hatfield                             Anna Derby Blackwell
Melvin M & Leora Hirose                    June M. Bradley                        SENIOR/STUDENT
Melvin Kaneshige & Nancy Pace              Howard Chang                           Lindy Boyes*
Kikiaola Land Co., Ltd.                    Esther Chun                            Irmgard Hormann*
Richard Romer*                             David E.K. Cooper
Raynard & Cheryl Soon                      Robert M Crone
                                           Mary Ann K. Crowell
                                                                                  Grants:
                                           Joy Davidson
PRESERVATION PARTNERS                                                             • Atherton Family Foundation
                                           Peter Dease
Alan C Beall*                                                                     • Hawai‘i Community Foundation
                                           Diamond Head Sprinkler
Bear Creek Lumber, Inc.                                                           • National Trust for Historic
                                           Elizabeth L. Dower
Larry E. & Charlotte Burgess                                                        Preservation
                                           E Noa Corporation
H. William & Sandra Puanani Burgess        Marcie Farias
Murray Chapman                             Dorothy R. Farmer                      In-Kind Contributions:
Richard & Terry Clifton                    Bryan Flower                           •   Bank of Hawaii
Donald Craib                               Reginald P. Gage, II                   •   Bishop Museum
Wales S & JoAnne Dixon                     Mr. & Mrs. Gary Gill                   •   Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
Mrs. Erminie Gartley                       Robert S Gordon                        •   Group 70 International
Donald W.Y. & Laura Goo*                   Pat L. Griffin                         •   The Honolulu Advertiser
James S. Gray*                             Stephen Haus                           •   WCIT Architecture
Katheleen Keys                             Honolulu Academy of Arts
Kleenco Corporation                        Liz Dreher Howard*
W.M. Kleinenbroich                         Yasuto Kaihara*
Lani Maa Lapilio                           Kamehameha Schools                     We have made every effort to ensure
Scott Larson                               Kauai Historical Society               an accurate and complete listing of our
Peter C & Mary Lou Lewis*                  Margie M. Kiessling                    valued members and supporters. If we
Benjamin & Mary Marx, Jr.*                                                        have misspelled or omitted any name,
                                           Tennye Kohatsu
Bruce McEwan*                                                                     please let us know so that we can make
                                           Bill Koll                              the corrections.
Wilmer C Morris                            Malia Lageman
John & Lois Nash                           Linda LeGrande


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