US Post Office, Custom House, and Court House in Honolulu

The US Post Office, Custom House, and Courthouse is downtown Honolulu was the official seat of administration in the Territory of Hawaii for the United States government. Located at the corner of Richards and Merchant Streets, this building is also known as the King Kalakaua Building. This building was once headquarters to most federal agencies in Hawaii, including the U.S. District Court.

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Honolulu Hale

Honolulu Hale is the official City Hall building of the City and County of Honolulu. Designed by Dickey, Wood and others, this Spanish mission style building features open-to-the-sky courtyards, hand-painted ceiling frescos, 1,500-pound bronze front doors, and 4,500-pound courtyard chandeliers. The main entry faces King Street, behind a zig-zag pattern of planters, and the exterior of the building is complex, with deeply fenestrated windows and balconies of carved stone. The tower is particularly complex and features varied window treatments, open and closed balconies, loggias and cast-concrete grill work.
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Dillingham Transportation Building

The Dillingham Transportation Building is one of the few historic and recognizable business buildings left in downtown Honolulu.  While most of Honolulu’s former well-known business buildings have been replaced by modern high-rises of glass and steel, the Dillingham Transportation Building’s architecture gives one time to admire its beauty of a time gone by. Built in 1929, the Mediterranean/Italian Renaissance style building was designed by architect Lincoln Rogers. The building consists of three wings connected by a covered arcade and spans from Queen Street to Ala Moana Boulevard. It features an Art Deco lobby, painted high ceilings, and a classical cornice. Read More

Duke Kahanamoku Statue in Waikiki

Located near the Honolulu Police Department’s station on Waikiki Beach, the famous bronze Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Statue welcomes everyone to the Waikiki surf spot where Duke surfed and served as one of the original Waikiki Beach Boys. Locals and visitors honor Duke by placing lei on his outstretched arms.  Visitors can also wave and send messages to loved ones through a video camera on the statue that broadcasts online. Read More

Iolani Bandstand

The lolani Bandstand was erected in front of the lolani Palace in 1883 as a pavilion for the coronation of King Kalakaua. The bandstand, also known as Keliiponi Hale, was first built directly in front of the King Street entrance to the Palace as the shelter for the coronation of both King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani. Read More

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