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Historic Hawaii Foundation to recognize restoration of Lahaina Plantation Era home

By Staff | May 5, 2016

The Historic Hawaii Foundation will honor the Agawa Home Rehabilitation project in Lahaina with a Preservation Award on May 27.

HONOLULU – The Historic Hawaii Foundation will honor exemplary achievements in the field of historic preservation at a ceremony and celebration at the Pomaika’i Ballrooms in Honolulu on May 27.

This special event will include dinner, presentation of the Honor Awards, and silent auction of Hawaiiana art and memorabilia.

The annual Preservation Honor Awards offer the local community an opportunity to share, recognize and applaud excellence in historic preservation in the Hawaiian Islands.

Presented annually since 1975, the awards bring together architects, contractors, planners, developers, historians, archaeologists, landowners and others who contribute to preservation projects.

Honors in the Preservation Award category include the Agawa Home Rehabilitation in Lahaina.

The home, located within Lahaina’s National Historic Landmark District, was the residence of one of the first Japanese lunas (supervisors) at Pioneer Mill.

It was rehabilitated and will ultimately provide a location for Lahaina Restoration Foundation’s Plantation Era Education Center.

The honorees are Lahaina Restoration Foundation, Lincoln Construction, and Garden View Inc.

The other Maui honoree, in the Preservation Commendation category, is the Hana Belt Road Historic District State Bridges Preservation Plan.

The plan presents preservation treatment recommendations for historic bridges/culverts within the Hana Belt Road Historic District and provides guidance for the state Department of Transportation (HDOT) regarding future rehabilitation projects along this highway.

The honorees are the HDOT, Highways Division, Design Branch, Bridge Design; Nagamine Okawa Engineers Inc.; Fung Associates Inc.; Virginia Murison, AIA; Munekiyo & Hiraga Inc.; Austin, Tsutsumi & Associates Inc.; Cultural Surveys Hawaii; and Ronald NS Ho & Associates Inc.