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Park Service tears down historic Navy home at Pearl Harbor

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HONOLULU (AP) -- The National Park Service says it demolished a historic home at Pearl Harbor without consulting historic preservation authorities as required.

Superintendent Jacqueline Ashwell said in an interview Thursday the Park Service failed to provide appropriate oversight for the project, which began in November.

She says a building similar in style to the original has been built in its place.

The project aims to preserve and restore six bungalows built in the 1920s and `30s. Ashwell says the Park Service failed to consult the State Historic Preservation Division and the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation to the extent it was supposed to before work began.

Ashwell says wok for the other five bungalows is on hold while a team reviews why this happened and recommends actions so it doesn't happen again.

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