LAHAINA - Windows are a defining feature of plantation-style homes that were once prevalent throughout West Maui. Pioneer Mill built thousands of these simple, yet functional, homes during its 139-year existence.
The windows were often single- or double-hung with small glass panes and framed with wood.
Unfortunately, over time and without maintenance, these windows lose their functionality, and today many homeowners replace these windows with new plastic windows, forever changing the historic character of these homes.
Lahaina Restoration Foundation is currently restoring this 93-year-old plantation home.
In an effort to help owners of older homes retain their wood windows and bring them back to functionality, Lahaina Restoration Foundation will host a free workshop titled "Repairing Wooden Windows" on Saturday, June 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Agawa Home located at 255 Prison St.
Gary Lincoln, a builder who has restored many plantation homes throughout Maui, will conduct the workshop. Participants may bring their own wooden windows or work on the numerous wooden windows from the Agawa Home that need repair.
A work area will be set up in the carport of the home. Refreshments will be available, and all tools and supplies will be provided.
There is no parking at the 255 Prison St. site, which is located at the very end of Prison Street next to the highway. Workshop participants are encouraged to park at the free county lot located at the intersection of Prison and Front Street or on Wainee Street. For information, or to register, call 661-3262.