Hale Halawai O Holualoa

Hale Halawai O Holualoa is a historic church, also known as Living Stones Church, located in the Kona District on the Big Island of Hawaii. It is located at 76-6224 Aliʻi Drive.

History

The name means "Meeting house near the long slide" in the Hawaiian Language. There might have been a wooden church on the site from about 1825. A coral lime and stone building, of about 30 by 60 feet, was finished by 1855, under the supervision of Reverend John D. Paris. It was in continuous use until the 1940s. There is also a small grave site, some old stone walls, and a canoe landing. Several Kōnane boards have been discovered during excavation, indicating a long occupation of the site.

Today

The site was added to the state register of historic places on November 26, 1986 as site 10-37-7234, and the national register on June 5, 1987 as site 87000794. The Holualoa Bay Congregational Church reconstructed the building in the early 1990s under the direction of Norman Kenneth Smith. The land is leased from the state, and is near the North end of Holualoa Bay. The church grounds are currently used for several events each week, often on the lawn right on the edge of the ocean.

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