Preservation projects to be honored

Three Maui historic preservation projects will receive Preservation Awards and two printed publications Preservation Media Awards from the Historic Hawai’i Foundation at the group’s 30th annual Preservation Honor Awards ceremony May 31 on Oahu.

The awards will honor exemplary achievement in the field of historic preservation.

“They are Hawaii’s highest recognition of projects that perpetuate, rehabilitate, restore or interpret the state’s architectural and cultural heritage,” a Historic Hawai’i Foundation news release said.

The Maui-based Preservation Awards honorees are:

* Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center for the preservation of Kaluanui built by Ethel and Harry Baldwin in 1917 in Makawao.

* Marshall Design Studio and David Powell for the rehabilitation of a “luna” home, the Hawaiian Bungalow, 208 Halenani Drive, Wailuku.

* Dominick Marino for the rehabilitation of the Maalaea General Store and its success as a demonstration project for use of federal tax credits for historic property rehabilitation.

The Maui winners of the Preservation Media Awards are:

* “Engraved at Lahainaluna: A History of Printmaking by Hawaiians at the Lahainaluna Seminary, 1834-1844” for a book presenting the history and interpretation of engravings of various historic landscapes, maps and portraits.

* “Kalaupapa: A Collective Memory” for a book presenting an in-depth history of the Kalaupapa leprosy settlement, as told by letters, petitions, memoirs, photos and interviews of its people.

A third preservation media award, “Theatres of Hawai’i,” also includes Maui-related sections.

Anniversary recognitions showcase the diverse history and the institutions that have shaped the state for a century or more. The Preservation Honor Awards will include recognition of Lahaina Jodo Mission, Haleakala Ranch and Maui Soda & Ice.

Presented since 1975, honorees are selected by a committee of professionals in architecture, history, planning, landscape architecture, architectural history and media.

For more information, go to the website or contact Historic Hawai’i Foundation via email at or by phone at (808) 523-2900.