|Location Kaimu, Hawaii|
NRHP Reference # 97000407
Added to NRHP 14 May 1997
|Address 12-4815 Pahoa Kalapana Rd, Pāhoa, HI 96778, USA|
Architectural style Colonial Revival architecture
Similar St Benedict's Catholic, Imiola Church, Wananalua Congregational Church, Maria Lanakila Catholic, Church of the Crossroads
Star of the sea painted church kalapana s last true treasure
The Star of the Sea Painted Church in Kalapana, Hawai'i was built in 1927-1928 under the direction of the Belgian Catholic missionary priest Father Evarist Gielen, who painted the upper section of the church interior.
In 1990, the church was moved to its present location just ahead of an advancing lava flow. It is located on Highway 130 between mile marker 19 and 20, and is open to the public without charge seven days a week from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.