Hulihe’e Palace

Canning Co.’s expertise in plaster repair and restoration was essential for the successful restoration and repair of Hulihe’e plaster-over-lava-rock construction.


Interior and exterior plaster restoration

John Canning Co. restored plaster at the historic Hulihe’e Palace.

The Palace, the former vacation home of Hawaiian royalty, is completely constructed out of lava rock.

Now a cultural museum, it was severely damaged by an earthquake in 2006. This caused significant structural damage and cracking in the lava rock.


Location: Kailua-Kona, HI
Built: 1838
Architect: John Adams Kuakini
Style: Victorian

National Historic Landmark