The historic Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lihue, Kauai was built in 1924. The present church (from 1924) replaced an older wood church building that dated back into the 1800s.
The church property dates back to 1882 when a Roman Catholic bishop purchased land from a sugar planter to build a church. For many decades the churches served Roman Catholic immigrants living in the Lihue, Hanamaulu and Kapaia areas of Kauai associated with the island’s sugar plantation industry.
Though not necessarily a tourist attraction, the church is an important historical element in the generations of parishioners whose lives centered on the sugar industry. Nearby is the Kapaia Swinging Bridge, a historic landmark that also has connections to the local sugar plantation era.
Today, the church is known for its various ministries and community outreach programs.
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
4453 Kapaia Rd
Lihue, HI 96766
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