Albert Spencer Wilcox Beach House

The Albert Spencer Wilcox Beach House was a home of Albert Spencer Wilcox. Located on Weke Road in Hanalei, Hawaii, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. It is a Folk Victorian-style building, with roofed lānai connecting the rooms.[2] A 22-acre (8.9 ha) property, including five contributing buildings and four other contributing structures, was listed.[1]

Albert Spencer Wilcox Beach House
Beach house, from Weke Road
Albert Spencer Wilcox Beach House is located in Hawaii
Albert Spencer Wilcox Beach House
LocationWeke Road
Hanalei, Hawaii
Coordinates22°12′34″N 159°29′44″W / 22.20944°N 159.49556°W / 22.20944; -159.49556
Area22 acres (8.9 ha)
Architectural styleFolk Victorian
NRHP reference No.93000725[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 30, 1993

It was deemed significant architecturally, and for its association with Albert Spencer Wilcox, and for its association with development of Hanalei as a recreation site.[2]

Architecturally, it was deemed significant "as a good, surviving example of a late nineteenth/early twentieth century house in Hawaii. Its rambling design and separation of social, cooking and sleeping functions into detached rooms connected by a lanai is typical of the period. This house and the Gay residence (Hawaii and National Register of Historic Places) are the only known turn-of-the-century houses on Kauai to retain such a feature. The use of shiplap siding, tongue and groove walls and ceiling, paneled doors, and the quality of workmanship reflect the period of construction. The orientation to the outdoors and the living space provide by the lanais, as well as the numerous windows and openings for light and ventilation, attest to the builder's understanding of the location and the type of lifestyle enjoyed in Hawaii. The house is also representative of the growth and changes within the Wilcox family; the house incorporates additions which provided more space for the growing family."[2]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c Patricia Sheehan (May 27, 1991). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Wilcox, Albert Spencer, Beach House". National Park Service. Retrieved November 11, 2019. With accompanying photo from 1987