February 26, 2015||Big Island: History and Culture, Clark Commercial Group


Hilo Commercial Real Estate: Historic Kaikodo Building For Sale

Kaikodo Building MLS 268663

Built by Freemasons in 1908, this historic Hilo building offers many possibilities for commercial use

Hilo’s Kaikodo Building For Sale

Originally designed to house the Big Island’s first Masonic lodge, the Kaikodo Building on Keawe Street is a downtown Hilo landmark. Built in the Renaissance Revival style, the historic structure has three entrances from Keawe Street and an additional entrance to the 2nd and 3rd floors from Wainuenue Avenue. With two public parking lots in close proximity, this is a prime location for commercial use.

Inside, the first floor has been extensively renovated and most recently housed a restaurant. Unique finishes that remain in the space include a gorgeous 19th century English bar and Italian Murano glass chandeliers. A bank vault is also located on the first floor, a legacy of Bishop Bank’s tenancy.

Upstairs, the 2nd and 3rd floors hold many surprises for the first time visitor. The former Temple room is a grand space, two full stories in height. Other rooms are suited to serve multiple purposes, including office and banquet space. The 2nd floor has approximately 7,000 sq ft of leaseable area, depending on configuration.

List price:  Recently reduced by $750,000, the property is currently offered at $2,200,000.
Lot size:  7,494 sq ft
Total leaseable area:  approx. 14,000 sq ft

To view lease information on LoopNet, click here. (Listing link will be added soon.)

For a personal tour or more information, please contact listing agent Bob Williams at 808-987-3320.

From the Archives:

Hilo Masonic Temple Lodge

Evening Bulletin, Honolulu, Thursday, January 18, 1906 – Click to view in Library of Congress archive

National Register of Historic Places registration document:

Photos of Restaurant Kaikodo (2003-2007):

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