Field Guide: Wilder Ave.
This street may look residential upon first glance, but it’s spotted with unique businesses.
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Photo: elyse Butler
YWCA Fernhurst Residence
Wilder Avenue is home to one of the island’s YWCAs with its Fernhurst Residence. This Y is more than a place to socialize and get fit—women can spend the night. It’s a cozy escape with amenities such as Internet and telephone access in each room, meals, weekly linen service, resident classes, and even pizza and movie nights. Staff members also live on site. 1566 Wilder Ave., 941-2231.
Makiki Japanese Cemetery
Amidst the high-rise condos sits the Makiki Japanese Cemetery. According to the memoriam plaque inside, it’s the oldest Japanese cemetery in the state and was founded in 1868 as an “epitome of the proud history of the pioneer Japanese immigrants in Hawaii.” 1620 Pensacola St.