2017 Lanihuli Drive

By Lowell Angell

Two houses in Mānoa have been added to the Hawai’i Register of Historic Places. Here’s a summary of them. The complete Register nominations are on the Historic Hawai’i Foundation website at the links indicated.

2017 Lanihuli Drive. Built in 1925, this house is a blend of Colonial Revival and Arts and Crafts styles. It is significant not only as an example of its style, but in the development of the College Hills tract in the early 20th century. For more information: https://historichawaii.org/2021/01/06/lanihuli-drive-2017/.

2848 O`ahu Avenue. The Wrenn Guest House, built in 1939, is an excellent example of early-mid 20th century Hawaiian Regional style, with a double-pitched “Dickey” roof, wide overhanging eaves and multiple double-hung windows, prevalent in Mānoa in the 1930s. For more information: https://historichawaii.org/2021/01/06/oahu-avenue-2848-wrenn-guest-house/.

There are more than 125 historic Mānoa residences listed on the Hawaiʻi Register of Historic Places. For information about the Register and how to list your house, visit the Historic Hawaiʻi Foundation website at https://historichawaii.org/resource-center-2/register-guide/#.

2848 O`ahu Avenue


  1. avatar
    Melanie Mato says:

    Has the historic Mania historic tour reopened? If so, what are the available dates and times please

    1. avatar
      Mālama Mānoa says:


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