Outdoor Circle Honors Cherilla A. Lowrey, 1919.

THIS IS THE MARBLE SCULPTURE THAT WAS UNVEILED THIS TUESDAY, A MEMORIAL PUT UP BY THE PEOPLE OF HONOLULU NEI TO COMMEMORATE THE TRULY MAJESTIC AND OUTSTANDING WORKS DONE BY MRS. CHERILLA A. LOWREY IN HER EFFORTS TO INCREASE THE BEAUTY AND ELEGANCE OF HONOLULU NEI. THIS IS A GIFT OF THE OUTDOOR CIRCLE, THE ORGANIZATION THAT WAS PRESIDED OVER BY MRS. CHERILLA A. LOWREY FOR MANY YEARS.

THAT FINE LADY OF HONOLULU NEI IS MEMORIALIZED.

Because of her many good works, the works that cannot be forgotten by a great portion of the citizens of this town, a memorial was built for Mrs. Cherilla A. Lowrey, by the Outdoor Circle of Honolulu and friends, and on the past Tuesday the memorial was unveiled before a large number of visitors who arrived, before the Mission Memorial Hall.

There were no honors or glorification of the grand sort that day, but it was all done quietly; and all the words spoken in memory of Mrs. C. A. Lowrey were spoken coming from the hearts of the people who knew and were familiar with the works of this fine woman, for the beautification of this town while she was living.

When the memorial made of marble was unveiled, because of its beauty and true loveliness, the people who came continued their applause, showing their great appreciation for the memorial.

There were some brief speeches given by some of the officers of the Outdoor Circle about the deeds of Mrs. C. A. Lowrey while she was alive, showing her good nature and the endeavors she carried out, not just to increase the beauty and elegance of this town of Honolulu, but to also to seek a more comfortable lifestyle for a portion of the people.

[Alas, this is no longer in front of the Mission Memorial Hall.]

 (Kuokoa, 6/20/1919, p. 3)

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Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 25, Aoao 3. Iune 20, 1919.

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One thought on “Outdoor Circle Honors Cherilla A. Lowrey, 1919.

  1. This monument stood in this location until the late 1940s, when the City & County of Honolulu condemned the Mission Memorial Building to use it for government offices. The metal plaque at the top (the dark section with the figures on it, seen in this photo) was saved and kept at the new building for this mission organization. In about 1961, the plaque was set into an outside wall of the organization’s new building on Nuuanu Avenue. In turn, when this structure was demolished for a highrise, the plaque was removed and placed at the Lowrey family plot in Oahu Cemetery where it can be seen today. (Cherilla Lowrey was my great-grandmother, and my mother Virginia Lowrey Brown had the plaque moved to the cemetery.)

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