Monday, December 8, 2008

Age takes a toll on temple

Honolulu Star Bulletin

WAILUKU » Hawaii is in danger of losing some of its most historically significant buildings, including a Shinto shrine on Maui, warns the nonprofit Historic Hawai'i Foundation.

The Maui Jinsha Shinto Shrine, dedicated in 1915 but painstakingly moved after World War II, needs more than $800,000 in repairs and restoration work, the foundation estimates.

Other endangered sites include remnants of the Ewa Marine Corps Air Station, where nearly 50 aircraft were destroyed and four Marines were killed by Japanese warplanes on Dec. 7, 1941.— Gary Kubota