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Kahului Cannery, Quonset Hut Grouping, 120 Kane Street, Kahului, Maui County, HI



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Location
120 Kane Street, Kahului, HI

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER HI-79-D
Significance: The Quonset hut grouping is associated with the last operating pineapple cannery in Hawaii. The pineapple industry is significant as one of Hawaii's two great agricultural industries of the 20th century, along with sugar, and was a major factor in Hawaii's economic development. The cannery is also significant in the economic history of Maui County as a major factor in the development of Kahului. The Quonset huts retain their original and distinct form. Quonset huts were a standard military building type during World War II, commonly salvaged for re-use during and after de-mobilization. Quonset huts were typically used for industrial and commercial buildings, residential neighborhoods, buildings on school campuses, and on farms.

Subjects
Agriculture
Canneries
Pineapples


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
OVERVIEW OF QUONSET HUT GROUPING. NOTE THE RAISED PLATFORM THAT THE EASTERN (FOREGROUND) HUT IS SET ON AND THE ORIGINAL PAIRED WINDOW OPENINGS. VIEW FACING WEST
OVERVIEW OF THE REAR OF THE WESTERN HUT, SHOWING THE SPRAYED-ON CONCRETE COATING. VIEW FACING NORTH
INTERIOR OF THE CENTER HUT IN THE GROUPING OF FIVE. NOTE THE STRUCTURE'S FRAMING SYSTEM OF STEEL ARCHED RIBS AND PURLINS AND THE HISTORIC PENDANT LIGHT FIXTURES WITH GREEN AND WHITE ENAMELED SHADES. VIEW FACING SOUTHEAST


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