Tag: Queen Street

The Royal Brewery Building

The Royal Brewery building on Queen Street is a landmark in the downtown area. It features a distinctive decorative facade and is the oldest remaining structure associated with brewing in the state of Hawaii. It was constructed from materials shipped in from San Francisco and New York in 1899-1900, and was the original home of …

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 …

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  While most of Honolulu’s former well-known business buildings have been replaced by modern high-rises of glass and steel, the Dillingham Transportation Building’s architecture gives one time to admire its beauty of a time gone by.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

Old Historic Kaka’ako Fire Station

The old Kaka’ako Fire Station was built in 1929 in the Spanish Mission style. The Kakaako station is unusual in that the big fire doors slide to the side rather than up. This historic building is considered to be haunted. The historic Kaka’ako fire station was active from 1929 until 1973; It is now a museum housing …