Tag: Architecture

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  While most of Honolulu’s former well-known business buildings have been replaced by modern high-rises of glass and steel, the Dillingham Transportation Building’s architecture gives one time to admire its beauty of a time gone by.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, …

St Andrew’s Cathedral

St Andrew’s Cathedral in downtown Honolulu represents one of the finest examples of Gothic revival architecture existing in Hawaii. St Andrew’s Cathedral was established after the passing of Prince Albert. Princess Ka‘iulani was also baptized and Queen Lili‘uokalani was cared for while residing at Washington Place.

Mission Memorial Building

The Mission Memorial Building was built by the Hawaiian Evangelical Association in commemoration of the approaching centennial anniversarky of the arriving first missionaries. The city took over the building during the 1940’s and it has since been converted to the City Hall Annex. The Mission Memorial Building was designed by architect HL Kerr and was …

Hawaiian Mission Houses

The Hawaiian Mission Houses are the oldest standing western structures in Hawaii. Built between 1821 and 1841, the timbers for the first house were cut and fitted in Boston. The initial house introduced New England style architecture to Hawaii. Originally utilized as housing for the missionaries, the buildings exist today as living house museums open …

Hawaii State Capitol Building

Hawaii’s State Capitol building houses the offices of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, offices of state legislators, and the chambers of the state House and Senate. The Capitol was constructed at the direction of Governor John A. Burns and designed by the firms of Belt, Lemmon & Lo of Honolulu, John Carl Warnecke & Associates …

Hawaii State Library

The Hawaii State Library is the flagship of the Hawaii State Public Library System. The Hawaii State Library is located in the historic capitol district of Honolulu, next door to the only Royal Palace in the United States and across the street from the Ali’iolani Hale building and King Kamehameha Statue. The Hawaii State Library has an …

Ali’iolani Hale

  Ali’iolani Hale means “House of the Heaavenly King” and is the name of the oldest government building in Hawaii. Located in downtown Honolulu, the Ali’iolani Building is home of the Hawaii Supreme Court, Hawaii law library, court administration offices, and the Judiciary History Center. Ali’iolani Hale is located directly behind the King Kamehameha Statue …

Iolani Palace

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