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Kamakahonu

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
County of Hawaii.
Northwest edge Kailua Bay
National Register Number: 66000288
Resource type: Site.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Priority3 in
2000.
Congressional District: HI-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: On grounds of a hotel..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
Situated at Kailua, Kona, on Hawaii Island, this is where Kamehameha I, the unifier of the Hawaiian Islands, lived out the last years of his life and instituted some of the most constructive measures of his reign (1810-1819). The residential compound includes the Ahuena Heiau (personal temple) of the King. It was here, too, within a year of the Kamehameha's death, that the first missionaries to the Islands arrived in 1820.

Preservation concerns about the impact of heavy visitation have been addressed.


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