LDS* Chapel, Wailuku, 1950

© 2017, Alvin F. Kanda

*Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The chapel, commonly known by locals as the Mormon Church was located on Vineyard Street. on the west side of Muliwai Drive (Tax Map Code 3-4-16:8).

Construction began in June 1926 and was completed in November. The reported cost of the chapel was $13,000 (about $172,000 in 2016). Dedicatory services were held on Nov. 28, 1926.

After about 36 years of service, demolition began on November 20, 1962. It was reported that a new chapel was to be constructed here under the church's Labor Missionary Program. However, a chapel was never constructed and the property has for many years been the employee parking lot for the Maui Medical Group nearby.


  1. Maui News, Dec. 1, 1926, page 1 col. 7
  2. Maui News, Nov. 21, 1962, page 2


  1. Bringham Young University Hawaii library for reference photographs

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