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Spalding House’s closure brings mixed emotions, memories to those who loved it

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                                Recent visitors to Spalding House enjoy the sculpture-filled grounds of the Makiki Heights museum. The 3.4-acre property is up for sale for $15 million.

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    Recent visitors to Spalding House enjoy the sculpture-filled grounds of the Makiki Heights museum. The 3.4-acre property is up for sale for $15 million.

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                                Lynda Hess, a painter and ceramicist, has fond memories of Spalding House. “There was always somebody up here you could talk to, some great art you could see. I made so many friends here. Probably half the people I know I met up here,” Hess said.

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    Lynda Hess, a painter and ceramicist, has fond memories of Spalding House. “There was always somebody up here you could talk to, some great art you could see. I made so many friends here. Probably half the people I know I met up here,” Hess said.

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                                Kailua artist Jodi Endicott stood under the trees she loves on the property. She said the museum has been an integral part of her career.

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    Kailua artist Jodi Endicott stood under the trees she loves on the property. She said the museum has been an integral part of her career.

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                                Honolulu-based contemporary artist Andrew Binkley created the interactive installation “A Space Between” on the museum grounds. “The whole project really was about appreciating how things change, and impermanence,” said Binkley.

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    Honolulu-based contemporary artist Andrew Binkley created the interactive installation “A Space Between” on the museum grounds. “The whole project really was about appreciating how things change, and impermanence,” said Binkley.

The parking lot at Spalding House, the museum tucked away in Makiki Heights, has been packed this month as dozens of visitors walk its grounds one last time. Read more

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