Kong Lung Store

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Kong Lung Store
Kong Lung Store is located in Hawaii
Kong Lung Store
Location 2484 Keneke Street, on Kilauea Lighthouse Rd., half-mile north of Hawaii Route 56, Kilauea, Hawaii
Coordinates 22°12′55″N 159°24′35″W / 22.21528°N 159.40972°W / 22.21528; -159.40972Coordinates: 22°12′55″N 159°24′35″W / 22.21528°N 159.40972°W / 22.21528; -159.40972
Area less than one acre
Built c.1941
Built by Allen, Ray M.
Governing body Private
MPS Kilauea Plantation Stone Buildings MPS
NRHP Reference # 93000776[1]
Added to NRHP August 5, 1993

The Kong Lung Store in Kilauea, Hawaii was originally built, in c.1941, to be the Kilauea Plantation store. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

It is a 117-by-67-foot (36 m × 20 m) building, the last stone building built by the Kilauea Sugar Company, built of field stone up to its lower gable level, that was a replacement for a previous wood building.[2]

It is deemed significant as an example of masonry construction in Kilauea, usually used for domestic architecture, here adapted for a commercial building. And it is significant for association with the sugar plantation and the provision of goods to its workers. The store was managed independently from the plantation, by Chew Lung, son of Lung Wan Chee (b.1860) who managed the first, predecessor store. It was originally open from 2am to 5am in the morning, operated by workers who then went to work in the plantation fields.[2]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b Barbara Robeson (May 23, 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Kong Lung Store". National Park Service.  and accompanying photo