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Center in Manoa highlights family's dedication to isles

By Robert M. Fox and David Cheever
Special to the Star-Advertiser

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 02, 2014

~~<p>Among many remarkable facts about the Cooke manse in Manoa is that a part of the Cooke family for more than 100 years has lived at Kualii. Sam and Mary Cooke reside there now. The result is a historic preservation endeavor probably without parallel in Hawaii.</p>
<p>This gem of a preservation project is more so because this one family has made no major changes to the residence no add-ons, no color changes, no noticeable modifications except some electrical and plumbing upgrades and a more functional kitchen. Inside and out, Kualii is an intact historic residence.</p>
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Among many remarkable facts about the Cooke manse in Manoa is that a part of the Cooke family for more than 100 years has lived at Kualii. Sam and Mary Cooke reside there now. The result is a historic preservation endeavor probably without parallel in Hawaii.

This gem of a preservation project is more so because this one family has made no major changes to the residence no add-ons, no color changes, no noticeable modifications except some electrical and plumbing upgrades and a more functional kitchen. Inside and out, Kualii is an intact historic residence. Login for more...



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