Big Island Sights

S. Hata Building

  • 308 Kamehameha Ave. Map It
  • Hilo
  • Historic District/Site

Published 08/07/2014

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Built as a general store in 1912 by Sadanosuke Hata and his family, this historic structure now houses galleries, a restaurant, and other small shops. During World War II, Hata family members were interned and the building was confiscated by the U.S. government. When the war was over, a daughter repurchased it for $100,000. A beautiful example of Renaissance-Revival architecture, it won an award from the state for the authenticity of its restoration.

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308 Kamehameha Ave., at Mamo St., Hilo, Hawaii, 96720, United States

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Published 08/07/2014


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