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Imiola Congregational Church

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Built in 1832 with an unusual interior, the church entrance is behind the pulpit, which leads into a sanctuary built entirely of koa wood. Another unusual decoration is the calabashes hanging from the ceiling.

Calabashes are the free-form gourds of the African gobi tree that can be produced by tying string around the gourds when they are growing to produce wierd shapes. They dry to a brown color and have very strong, thin walls.

They are used for bowls throughout the tropical world. The cream-colored church is just past the Keck Observatory Control Center on Hwy 19 just past the Parker Ranch Visitor Center and Museum. Be careful not to disturb church services.

Location: Hwy 19, Waimea-Kamuela Hawaii 96743 Telephone 808-885-4987


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