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Learn about the Honokaʻa Heritage Center

The Honokaʻa Heritage Center is located in the historic Botelho Building. This building was constructed in 1927 by Judge Manuel Botelho. Judge Botelho was born in the Azores, Portugal and came to Hawaiʻi in 1880 at the age of two. He attended college in Illinois and became an attorney and later District Magistrate. From 1921 to 1934 he was also the Postmaster for Honokaʻa.

The Botelho Building was originally built as a Ford dealership and garage. Over the years the building has housed a beauty salon, a dance hall, a post office and the local draft board. During World War II it was a USO for the military.

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