Picturesque Wai’oli Hui’ia Church in Hanalei is on the main road just past Hanalei town. Built in 1912, the spired church was designed in the American Gothic style.
The often-photographed church was built by Albert, Sam and George Wilcox, descendants of the Kaua’i missionaries Abner and Lucy Wilcox.
A major restoration of Wai’oli Hui’ia Church took place in 1992 after Hurricane Iniki lifted the building off its foundation and caused severe structural damage. This structure is listed on both the National and State Registers of Historic Places.
The church was not open when we were there, so we planned to go back, but there was a major mudslide that made traveling to Hanalei nearly impossible. You never know what will happen on vacay!
Great weekend, everyone….