Star of the Sea Painted Church

The Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana, Hawai'i was built in 1927-1928 under the direction of the Belgian Catholic missionary priest Father Evarist Gielen, who painted the upper section of the church interior.

Star of the Sea Church--Kalapana Painted Church
Star of the Sea Painted Church, Big Island (interior).jpg
Star of the Sea Painted Church, Kalapana, Hawai'i, built 1927-1928
Star of the Sea Painted Church is located in Hawaii
Star of the Sea Painted Church
LocationKaimu, Hawaii
Coordinates19°22′22.476″N 154°57′49.752″W / 19.37291000°N 154.96382000°W / 19.37291000; -154.96382000Coordinates: 19°22′22.476″N 154°57′49.752″W / 19.37291000°N 154.96382000°W / 19.37291000; -154.96382000
Built1931
ArchitectGielen, Evarist, Father
Architectural styleColonial Revival
NRHP reference No.97000407[1]
Added to NRHPMay 14, 1997
Star of the Sea Painted Church with blooming ʻŌhiʻa

In 1990, the church was moved to its present location just ahead of an advancing lava flow. It is located on Highway 130 between mile marker 19 and 20, and is open to the public without charge seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.[2] It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Bohman, Mary Beth, Amy B. Wang and Joyce Eisenberg, Fodor's Big Island of Hawaii, New York, Fodor's Travel Publications, 2007

External linksEdit