Bishop National Bank of Hawaii

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Bishop National Bank of Hawaii
Bishop National Bank of Hawaii is located in Hawaii
Bishop National Bank of Hawaii
Location 4525 Panako Rd., HI 50, Waimea, Hawaii
Coordinates 21°57′34″N 159°40′9″W / 21.95944°N 159.66917°W / 21.95944; -159.66917Coordinates: 21°57′34″N 159°40′9″W / 21.95944°N 159.66917°W / 21.95944; -159.66917
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1929
Built by J.L. Young Engineering Co.
Architect Mason,John
Architectural style Classical Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 78001026[1]
Added to NRHP November 29, 1978

The Bishop National Bank of Hawaii was a bank in Hawaii. Its branch building on Hawaii Route 50 in Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii, was built in 1929. That branch building has also been known as First Hawaiian Bank, as Bishop National Bank, Waimea Branch, and as Bishop First National Bank, Waimea Branch. The building includes Classical Revival architecture and was a work of architect John Mason and of J.L. Young Engineering Co. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

The building replaced a 1911 building that had been the second Bishop National Bank branch, after the first built in Hilo. According to its NRHP nomination, the building "is important mainly for its architectural value. Its eclectic style and solid, imposing appearance is typical of post-World War I banking architecture. It is designed to give an aura of permanence and stability--a visual assurance to Waimea's inhabitants that the bank was 'here to stay.'"[2]:3

The building is now a First Hawaiian Bank branch.

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