Ala Moana Park: the Sports Pavilion and Banyan Court – Honolulu HI

Part of the Ala Moana Park complex, the Sports Pavilion and Banyan Court were designed by architect Harry Sims Bent and built with the help of federal funds and FERA and CWA labor. “The simple concrete exterior walls of the… read more

Hale Pa‘ahao Prison Improvements – Lahaina HI

Stone marker about WPA at Hale Pa'Ahao Prison - Lahaina HI

Hale Pa‘ahao (stuck-in-irons house) was Lahaina’s “new” prison, built in the 1850s during  the whaling era. The prison has been restored three times, in the 1930s, 1950s and 1970s. The Lahaina Restoration Foundation reports that:  “During the 1930s, County of… read more

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park – Volcano HI

According to the National Park Service: “Within Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, as well as many other parks and forests, much of the work that the CCC did is still evident and still in use.  From the research offices to the… read more

Honolulu Harbor Improvements – Honolulu HI

The Army Corps of Engineers, the Public Works Administration, and the National Industrial Recovery Administration funded and conducted improvement operations in the Honolulu Harbor between 1934 and 1935. The work consisted of the enlargement of the “entrance channel to 40 feet… read more