Moanalua Shopping Center, Stewart Avenue & Spence Street, Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI [18 photos]

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Moanalua Shopping Center, Stewart Avenue & Spence Street, Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI [18 photos]

Description

Historic American Building Survey photographs of the Moanalua Shopping Center. File also includes a breif historical context for the center and photo key attached as PDFs
Significance: It was determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places in June 2003 because the shopping center was designed by the prominent Hawai'i architect, Alfred Preis, and was the largest and most modern International Style shopping complex with a pedestrian mall on the island of O'ahu after its completion in 1954. The design of the center also represents the 1950s regional suburban shopping mall design with a "dumbbell" plan, which is a plan that incorporated a multitude of retail stores and was anchored by a well-known supermarket, variety store, or department store chain. Unique to Hawai'i, lava rock was incorporated into the structures and landscaping.
Survey number: HABS HI-509

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Library of Congress

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Citation

Historic American Building Survey and Jeffrey Dodge, “Moanalua Shopping Center, Stewart Avenue & Spence Street, Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI [18 photos],” Hawai'i Modernism Library, accessed June 25, 2022, http://docomomo-hi.org/items/show/916.

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