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Property Name Ma'alaea General Store
Reference Number 13000795
State Hawaii
County Maui
Town Wailuku
Street Address 132 Ma alaea Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/30/2013
Areas of Significance Commerce, Architecture, Ethnic Heritage: Asian
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The Maalaea General Store is locally significant under National Register Criteria A and C in the areas of Architecture, Commerce and Ethnic Heritage-Asian. Erected circa 1910 by the Maui Drygoods and Grocery Company to serve local sugar company employees, the modest, vernacular commercial building is the oldest surviving wood-frame building associated with the small Japanese fishing community that developed at Maalaea Village during the early twentieth century. Despite a series of minor alterations and general deterioration, the building still conveys its historic character from the period in which it served as a focal point of local commerce within the Japanese fishing community along Maalaea Bay.


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