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. A chapel was never constructed and the property was purchased by the Maui Medical Group nearby who uses it as their employee parking lot.

References

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

Acknowledgements

  1. Bringham Young University Hawaii library for reference photographs

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