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Location DB > United States > Hawaii > O'ahu > St. Michael's Church
St. Michael's Church
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created by fightingforward on 5/1/2011 9:16 PM
last modified by fightingforward on 5/2/2011 6:53 AM
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Thompson Corner, Waialua, Hawaii
At the intersection there is a yellow gate to a private road. The ruins of the church and the cemetery are on that road.
The site consists of the structural remains the first Catholic church on the North Shore of Oahu.
The gate is often left open. If the gate is closed and you opt to visit, do not block the gate. The road leads to active residential and agricultural areas. Residents probably will not bother visitors to the church site.
 Basic Information
Type: Building
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Easy
Recommendation: check it out if you're nearby
 Physical Information
Waialua, HI 96791
O'ahu, Hawaii
United States
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  •  Hazards
  • unsafe flooring
  • loose rocks, gravel, dense weeds, unstable walls
  •  Interesting Features
    The cemetery has some interesting graves.

    The church was built from stone in the missionary days. There were not many stone structures built in Hawaii.
     Security Measures
  • locked gates
  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1853
    Closed: 1912
     Required Equipment
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    hat, sun screen
    Built in 1853, St. Michael's of Waialua was the first Catholic church (and maybe the first church) on the North Shore of Oahu. The church was relocated circa 1912 to be closer to the sugar plantation and the original site was abandoned and left to ruin. King Kamehameha IV granted a royal patent for the strip of land on which the church was built.
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    St. Michael's Church
    Sun, Feb 20th, 2011
    posted by fightingforward
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Steed on 5/3/2011 3:08 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on May 3 11 at 15:08, Steed validated this location
  • on May 2 11 at 6:53, fightingforward changed the following: City
  • on May 2 11 at 6:52, fightingforward changed the following: Street Address, City
  • on May 2 11 at 4:58, Steed validated this location
  • on May 1 11 at 23:58, fightingforward made this location available
  • on May 1 11 at 23:57, fightingforward updated gallery picture The Church
  • on May 1 11 at 23:56, fightingforward updated gallery picture Monument
  • on May 1 11 at 23:55, fightingforward updated gallery picture Not a bad place to be burried.
  • on May 1 11 at 23:55, fightingforward updated gallery picture Broken Headstone
  • on May 1 11 at 23:54, fightingforward updated gallery picture Burried Under Red Dirt
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