Heritage Buildings Around 'Iolani Palace, Honolulu Photos

While Honolulu has a fresh water river, the land to the southeast was considered too dry for practical native use. Thus, when American missionaries arrived in 1820, they were assigned that dusty plain for what became their Mission Houses and Kawaiaha'o Church (1836-42). The King then situated his administrative building (Ali'iolani Hale) (1872) near the church after which 'Iolani Palace (1882) was built on a large square of land across the street. Other public buildings were then built on the periphery of this park-like square and they now protect the area from the encroachment of skyscrapers. Significant architectural structures around 'Iolani Palace include the modern State Capital, Washington Place, the US Post Office, the YWCA, the Honolulu City Hall, the State Library, and several others.

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'lolani Palace. Honolulu, HI.Coronation Pavilion on grounds of 'lolani Palace. Honolulu, HI.'lolani Barracks moved to grounds of 'lolani Palace. Honolulu, HI.Ali'iolani Hale & King Kamehameha I statue. Honolulu, HI.
'lolani Palace (1882) (417 S. King St.). Honolulu, HI. Style: Renaissance Revival. Architect: Thomas J. Baker, C.S. Wall, & Isaac Moore. On National Register. Coronation Pavilion (1883) (aka band shell) on grounds of 'lolani Palace. Honolulu, HI. 'lolani Barracks moved to grounds of 'lolani Palace. Honolulu, HI. Ali'iolani Hale & King Kamehameha I statue. Honolulu, HI.
Kawaiaha'o Church. Honolulu, HI.Heritage buildings of Mission House Museum. Honolulu, HI.Oldest Frame House & Print House at Mission House Museum. Honolulu, HI.Washington Place former Governor's Residence. Honolulu, HI.
Kawaiaha'o Church (1836-42) (553 S. King St.). Honolulu, HI. Architect: Hiram Bingham. On National Register. Heritage buildings of Mission House Museum. Honolulu, HI. On National Register. Oldest Frame House & Print House at Mission House Museum. Honolulu, HI. Washington Place (1846) (320 S. Beretania St.) former Governor's Residence. Honolulu, HI. Style: Greek Revival. Architect: Isaac Hart. On National Register.
Washington Place amid tropical plants. Honolulu, HI.Gates of Washington Place. Honolulu, HI.Honolulu Hale. Honolulu, HI.Honolulu Hale. Honolulu, HI.
Washington Place (1846) amid tropical plants. Honolulu, HI.Gates of Washington Place. Honolulu, HI.Honolulu Hale (Honolulu City Hall) (1929) (King & Punchbowl Sts.). Honolulu, HI. Style: California Mission. Architect: C.W. Dickey, Hart Wood, Robert G. Miller + Rothwell/Kangeter& Lester.Honolulu Hale (Honolulu City Hall) (1929). Honolulu, HI.
Facade of Honolulu Hale. Honolulu, HI.Territorial Office Building. Honolulu, HI.Name of Territorial Office Building. Honolulu, HI.Hawai'i State Library built with grant from Andrew Carnegie. Honolulu, HI.
Facade of Honolulu Hale (Honolulu City Hall) (1929). Honolulu, HI.Territorial Office (aka Kekūanaō'a) Building (1926) (425 S. King St.). Honolulu, HI. Style: Classical Revival. Architect: Arthur Reynolds. On National Register.Name of Territorial Office Building. Honolulu, HI.Hawai'i State Library (1913) (478 S. King St.) built with grant from Andrew Carnegie. Honolulu, HI. Style: Greco-Roman. Architect: Henry D. Whitfield & Henry Livingston Kerr. On National Register.
Parent sculpture by Barbara Hepworth on lawn of Hawai'i State Library. Honolulu, HI.Facade of Hawai'i State Library. Honolulu, HI.US Post Office, Custom House & Court House. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian Electric Co. Building. Honolulu, HI.
Parent sculpture (1970) by Barbara Hepworth on lawn of Hawai'i State Library. Honolulu, HI.Facade of Hawai'i State Library. Honolulu, HI.US Post Office, Custom House & Court House (1922) (335 S. King St.). Honolulu, HI. Style: Mediterranean. Architect: York & Sawyer. On National Register.Hawaiian Electric Co. Building (1927) (900 Richards St.). Honolulu, HI. Architect: York & Sawyer + Emory & Webb. On National Register.
YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.Courtyard of YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.Facade of Honolulu YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.Facade of Morgan's Honolulu YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.
YWCA Building (1927) (1040 Richards St.). Honolulu, HI. Style: Beaux Arts. Architect: Julia Morgan. On National Register.Courtyard of YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.Facade of Honolulu YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.Facade of Morgan's Honolulu YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.
Pool of Honolulu YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.Pool of Honolulu YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.Courtyard of YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.One Capitol District. Honolulu, HI.
Pool of Honolulu YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.Pool of Honolulu YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.Courtyard of YWCA Building. Honolulu, HI.One Capitol District (former Armed Services YMCA) (1928) (Richards & Hotel Sts.). Honolulu, HI. Style: Spanish Mission. Architect: Lincoln Rogers. On National Register.
One Capitol District. Honolulu, HI.One Capitol District seen from Punchbowl crater. Honolulu, HI.St. Andrews Cathedral seen from Punchbowl Crater. Honolulu, HI.St. Andrew's Cathedral. Honolulu, HI.
One Capitol District (originally Hawaiian Hotel site then Armed Services YMCA, now Hawaii State Art Museum). Honolulu, HI.One Capitol District (former Armed Services YMCA) seen from Punchbowl crater. Honolulu, HI.St. Andrews Cathedral seen from Punchbowl Crater. Honolulu, HI. St. Andrew's Cathedral (1867) (S. Beretania & Queen Emma Sts.). Honolulu, HI. Style: Gothic. Architect: B.F. Ingelow. On National Register.
Hawaii State Capitol. Honolulu, HI.Kalanimoku Building. Honolulu, HI.Nagasaki Peace Bell outside Kalanimoku Building. Honolulu, HI.Facade of Kalanimoku Building. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaii State Capitol (1968) (Beretania & Punchbowl Sts.). Honolulu, HI. Style: International. Architect: John Carl Warnecke & Belt Lemmon & Lo. On National Register. Kalanimoku Building (1151 Punchbowl St.). Honolulu, HI.Nagasaki Peace Bell outside Kalanimoku Building. Honolulu, HI.Facade of Kalanimoku Building. Honolulu, HI.

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