This unique lava rock and concrete building, originally called the Albert Spencer Wilcox Building, was constructed in 1924 as the first library on Kauai. It was designed by Philadelphia-born Hart Wood who designed many other structures in Hawaii. It now serves as additional space for the Kauai Museum, which opened in 1960 in the adjacent building. The museum features artifacts, photographs, artwork and other items depicting Hawaiian history and native and indigenous cultures.
Backstory and Context