100 year old ‘miracle house’ survives Maui fire

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On a section of Front Street in the town of Lahaina, every structure has been charred and replaced with squares of ash – except one. Right along the sea wall lies a single house with a red roof, green porch and a seemingly unharmed vehicle in a largely unscathed driveway.

And the building has been around for more than a century.

Maui county records show the house at its current location at 271 Front Street is 81 years old, and sits on more than 11,000 square feet of property at 271 Front Street in the city that was once the long-standing capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom. But the building has been in the community for even longer.

According to the Historic Hawaii Foundation, the house has been nominated to be designated a historic site, as it was formerly the home of the Pioneer Mill Company/Lahaina Ice Company Bookeeper’s House. The nomination form for the historic places registry says that it was built in 1925, is distinctive to the times it was built and is “associated with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns” of Hawaiian history.

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