King David Kalakaua Building

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U.S. Post Office, Customhouse, and Courthouse
HI-Honolulu 1922 Ref.jpg
Building in 1931
King David Kalakaua Building is located in Hawaii
King David Kalakaua Building
Location 335 Merchant Street, Honolulu, Hawaii
Coordinates 21°18′22″N 157°51′38″W / 21.30611°N 157.86056°W / 21.30611; -157.86056Coordinates: 21°18′22″N 157°51′38″W / 21.30611°N 157.86056°W / 21.30611; -157.86056
Area 2.8 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1922
Architect York & Sawyer
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
Governing body State of Hawaii
NRHP Reference # 75000620[1]
Added to NRHP January 27, 1975

The King David Kalakaua Building in Honolulu, Hawaii is a government building formerly known as the U.S. Post Office, Customhouse, and Courthouse. It was the official seat of administration in the Territory of Hawaii and state of Hawaii for the United States federal government.

Federal building[edit]

The building was designed in 1918 and built from 1921 to 1922 in Mission/Spanish Revival architecture. An addition was added in 1929, and opened in 1931.[2] Among other functions, it held courtrooms and offices for the United States District Court for the District of Hawaii.

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on January 27, 1975, under the former name as site 75000620. In 1978 it was also included as a contributing property in the NRHP listing of the Hawaii Capital Historic District.[1][3]

State building[edit]

In December 2003, the federal government sold most of the building to the state of Hawaii for US$32.5 million, upon which the building was renamed in honor of King David Kalākaua — last king of the Hawaiian monarchy. All federal agencies and departments moved their offices years earlier to the Prince Kuhio Federal Building near Honolulu Harbor, except for a small section that retains a post office.[4]

The building holds offices of the Hawaii state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. It is located at 335 Merchant Street.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Randall J. Biallas and Gerron S. Hite (May 22, 1973). "U.S. Post Office, Customhouse, and Courthouse nomination form" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved October 21, 2010. 
  3. ^ Dale M. Lanzone and Gary Cummins (Spring 1976). "Hawaii Capital Historic District nomination form" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. U.S. National Park Service. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 
  4. ^ Gordon Y.K. Pang (December 30, 2003). "Old post office assumes new role". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved April 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Directory of Services" (PDF). Hawaii state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. January 2010. Retrieved October 11, 2010. 

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