Punahou Circle apartments

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Punahou Circle apartments is a 12-story apartment building at 1617 S. Beretania Street in the Makiki neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. The building was one of the childhood homes of Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States. Obama lived in the building from 1971 to 1979 when he graduated high school.[1] It was built in 1965.[2] The building is being considered for landmark status.[1][3] Obama's maternal grandmother lived in the family apartment until her death in 2008.[4]


  1. ^ a b Niesse, Mark (April 7, 2009). "Obama home may get 'historic' status". Associated Press / Honolulu Advertiser. Archived from the original on Apr 11, 2009. 
  2. ^ Hoover, Will (November 9, 2008). "Obama's Hawaii boyhood homes drawing gawkers". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Cruz, Catherine (January 28, 2009). "What to do with Obama's childhood apartment?". New England Cable News / KITV. 
  4. ^ Zeleny, Jeff (October 24, 2008). "Obama Makes Visit to a Most Beloved Supporter". New York Times. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 

Coordinates: 21°17′53.1″N 157°50′6.4″W / 21.298083°N 157.835111°W / 21.298083; -157.835111