Hanapepe Town Lot No. 18

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Hanapepe Town Lot No. 18
Hanapepe Town Lot No. 18 is located in Hawaii
Hanapepe Town Lot No. 18
Location Hanapepe Rd. W of jct. with Ko Rd., Hanapepe, Hawaii
Coordinates 21°54′53″N 159°35′24″W / 21.91472°N 159.59000°W / 21.91472; -159.59000Coordinates: 21°54′53″N 159°35′24″W / 21.91472°N 159.59000°W / 21.91472; -159.59000
Area less than one acre
Built 1926
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 93001033[1]
Added to NRHP October 13, 1993

Hanapepe Town Lot No. 18, in Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii, is a historic building built in 1926, which has also been known as the Pool Hall. It was built as a coffee shop, then later partly used as a radio shop, and was noted for being the site of a slot machine. Its most recent use was as a pool hall. Then, after being vacant for some time, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1][2]

It was deemed "significant as a surviving example of the vernacular wood commercial buildings constructed in Hawaii in the early twentieth century. Single wall construction and the false front are characteristic of the type. The plantations popularized single wall construction, but the method was used throughout the islands because of its low cost and ease of construction. The unsupported pent roofs at the sidewalk are characteristic of Hanapepe's commercial buildings."[2]:3

It was deemed significant also for association with the 1920s and 1930s growth of Hanapepe, a town that is unique in Kauai for developing not as a plantation town, but rather as workers left plantations elsewhere and moved to the area to farm and to open businesses.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Daina Penkiunas (June 13, 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Hanapepe Town Lot No. 18 / Pool Hall". National Park Service.  and accompanying photo from 1991