Kaniakapupu

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Coordinates: 21°21′02.7″N 157°48′52.07″W / 21.350750°N 157.8144639°W / 21.350750; -157.8144639

Kaniakapupu
Kaniakapupu.jpg
The ruined remains of Kaniakapupu
Kaniakapupu is located in Hawaii
Kaniakapupu
Nearest city Nuʻuanu, Hawaii
Built 1845
NRHP Reference #

86002805

[1]
Added to NRHP October 15, 1986

Kaniakapupu ("the singing of the land shells") is the now dilapidated summer palace of King Kamehameha III and Queen Kalama on Oahu in Hawaii.[2] It was actually named Luakaha during the reign of Kamehameha III, but later received the name "Kaniakapupu" from association with the Lono heiau nearby.

History[edit]

The palace was completed in 1842 and was a place for entertaining foreign celebrities, chiefs, and commoners.

On Hawaiian Restoration Day in 1847, a luau attended by an estimated ten thousand people gathered at the palace.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Kaniakapupu". Pacific Worlds. 2003. Retrieved 2010-04-07.