Star of the Sea Painted Church
Star of the Sea Church--Kalapana Painted Church
Star of the Sea Painted Church, Kalapana, Hawai'i, built 1927-1928
|Architect||Gielen, Evarist, Father|
|Architectural style||Colonial Revival|
|NRHP reference #||97000407|
|Added to NRHP||May 14, 1997|
The Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana, Hawai'i was built in 1927-1928 under the direction of the Belgian Catholic missionary priest Father Evarist Gielen, who painted the upper section of the church interior.
In 1990, the church was moved to its present location just ahead of an advancing lava flow. It is located on Highway 130 between mile marker 19 and 20, and is open to the public without charge seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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