Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Obama childhood home considered for demolition

The Honolulu Advertiser reports on the future of one of President Obama's childhood homes. This home, situated on Oahu Ave. in Manoa is owned by Honolulu Christian Church, located nearby. Until the home's connection to President Obama was reported in the Honolulu Advertiser in November 2008, the church intended to demolish the home in order to expand the church's facilities.

The land is zoned for residential use, which limits the types of uses that could replace the home.

The home was built in the 1920s, but is not listed on the state or national registers of historic places. However, a place on the registers does not protect an historic home or building from demolition.