Thursday, March 17, 2016

Two Cummins Schools – Now None

Two Cummins Schools – Now None Washington Intermediate and Liholiho Elementary serve their respective communities in Pawaʻa and Kaimuki, O‘ahu. But they weren’t known as such (at least by conflicting claims of the City and Territory.) Depending on who you talked to, each was known as Cummins School, named after John Adams Kuakini Cummins. Both schools were built the same year, 1926. Back then, the Territorial Department of Public Instruction (now the DOE) provided the instruction in schools and the City, through the Board of Supervisors (now the County Council,) owned the school properties and buildings. Effectively, each was ‘Cummins School.’ The issue was resolved (somewhat) in 1935.

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