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Honolulu Architectural Walking Tour

The Honolulu Office of the American Institute of Architects offers free guided walking tours of historic buildings in downtown Honolulu. The tours are usually held on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until about 11:30 p.m. The tours cost about $10 and they begin at the AIA Honolulu Office in the historic Strangewald Building at 119 Merchant Street in Downtown Honolulu. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 808-628-7243. Here are the things we saw when I took this tour in late 2007 or early 2008.

AIA Honolulu Offices
AIA Honolulu Office
The Honolulu Offices of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Honolulu) are located in the historic Strangenwald Building on Merchant Street in downtown honolulu. The Official Web site for AIA Honolulu is at AIAHonolulu.org


Stangenwald Building
Strangewald Building in Honolulu
The historic, 6 story, Strangenwald Building on Merchant Street in Downtown Honolulu is sometimes known as "Honolulu's First Skyscraper" and if you don't count the Aloha Tower and the Honolulu Hale it was the tallest building in Honolulu for more the fifty years. The building first opened in 1901 and it was renovated in 1980. It was designed in a renaissance revival / Italian Renaissance style by architects Charles W. Dickey and Clinton Briggs Ripley. The building is more then 100 years old and some of its earliest tenants included Alexander & Baldwin, Castle & Cooke, and C. Brewer. It is located at 119 Merchant Street

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Strangenwald Building Being Sold (1996)
- Strangenwald Bldg Set Honolulu Height Limit (2003)


Alexander & Baldwin Building
Alexander & Baldwin Building Honolulu
Opened: 1929
Architect: C.W. Dickey and Hart Wood
Style: Hawaiian Regional
Address: 822 Bishop Street
National Register: 1979 #79000755
Hawaii Register: 1979

- Architectural Cornerstone Retains Charm


Deborah Butterfield Horse Sculptures
Deborah Butterfield Horses Sculptures
Artist Deborah Kay Butterfield was born on May 7, 1949 and she is best known for her contemporary horse sculptures made of scrap metal, bronze, wood, and wire, Two of her horse sculptures are on display in downtown Honolulu. They are called "Palani" and "Holualoa" and I believe they were both sculpted in 1995 and 1996.



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First Hawaiian Center - Contemporary Museum

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999 Bishop Street

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Walter A. Dodds, Jr Plaza
Walter A. Dodds, Jr. Plaza
Plaque


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First Hawaiian Bank Sculpture
First Hawaiian Bank Sculpture
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Bank of Hawaii Building
Number of Floors: 6
Built: 1968
Architect: Victor Gruen Associates and Wou & Partners, Inc.
Located on South King Street in the Financial Plaza of the Pacific in Downtown Honolulu.

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First Hawaiian Center
Number of floors: 30
Opened: 1996
Address: 999 Bishop Street
The corporate headquarters of the First Hawaiian Bank is inside the building known as First Hawaiian Center at 999 Bishop Street in Downtown Honolulu. First Hawaiian Center is a triangular shaped building surrounded by a downtown park at the corner of Bishop Street and King Street in Honolulu's Financial District. The grounds around the First Hawaiian Center are filled with landscaping and artwork. In addition to corporate offices there is an art gallery at First Hawaiian Center called The Contemporary Museum of Honolulu. That museum actually has two locations, one at First Hawaiian Center and another at the Cooke-Spalding House. The museum features the works of local artists.

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American Savings Bank Tower

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King Kalakaua Building
King Kalakaua Building
U.S. Post Office, Custom House and Court House
Opened: 1922
Architect: York & Sawyer
Style: Spanish Mission Revival
Address: 335 Merchant Street
National Register: 1975 #75000620

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Aliiolani Hale
Opened: 1874
Architect: Thomas Rowe and Robert Stirling
Style: Renaissance Revival
Address: 417 South King Street
National Register: 1972 #72000414
Hawaii Register: No
- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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War Memorial
War Memorial
Memorial to Hawaii residents who died in the war


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Kawaiahao Church
Kawaiahao Church
Opened: 1843
Architect: Hiram Bingham
Style: New England
Address: 957 Punchbowl Street
National Register: 1966 #66000294 (1962 NHL)

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Kawaiahao Church Cemetery

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Mission Houses
Mission Houses Honolulu
Opened: 1821
Architect: Unknown
Style: New England
Address: 553 South King Street
National Register: 1966 #66000294 (1962 NHL)

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Hawaii State Library
Hawaii State Library
Opened: 1913
Architect: Henry Witchfield
Style: Classical Revival
Address: 478 South King Street
National Register: 1978
Hawaii Register: No

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Archives of Hawaii
Archives of Hawaii
Opened: 1906
Architect: Oliver Traphagen
Style: Renaissance Revival
Address: 364 South King Street
National Register: No
Hawaii Register: No

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Capitol Building

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St. Andrew's Cathedral
St. Andrew's Cathedral
Opened: 1867
Architect: Unknown
Style: Gothic
Address: Queen Emma Square
National Register: 1973 #73000663
Hawaii Register: No

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Central Fire Station
Opened: 1934
Architect: Charles W. Dickey
Style: Hawaiian Regional/Art Deco
Address: 104 South Beretania Street
National Register: 1980 #80001273
Hawaii Register: 1980
- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Our Lady of Peace Cathedral
Our Lady of Peace Cathedral
Opened: 1843
Architect: Unknown
Style: Romanesque Revival
Address: 1183 Fort Street
National Register: 1972 #72000418
Hawaii Register: 1981

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Model Progress Building
Model Progress Building
Opened: 1898
Architect: Charles W. Dickey and Clinton Briggs Ripley
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Address: 1188 Fort Street

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Hawaii Theatre
Hawaii Theatre
Opened: 1922
Architect: Emory & Webb
Style: Art Deco, Classical Revival
Address: 1130 Bethel Street
National Register: 1978 #78001021
Hawaii Register: 1978

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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McCandless Building
McCandless Building Honolulu
Opened: 1906
Architect: H.L. Kerr
Style: Beaux Arts
Address: 925 Bethel Street
National Register: No
Hawaii Register: No

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Yokohama Building
Yokohama Building Honolulu
Opened: 1909
Architect: H.L. Kerr
Style: Renaissance Revival
Address: 36 Merchant
National Register: 1973 (District #73000661)
Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Honolulu Police Station
Opened: 1931
Architect: Louis Davis
Style: Spanish Mission Revival
Address: 842 Bethel Street
National Register: 1973 (District #73000661)
- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Bishop Bank Building
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Opened: 1878
Architect: T.J. Baker
Style: Renaissance Revival
Address: 63 Merchant Street
National Register: 1973 (District #73000661)

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Bishop Estate Building
Opened: 1896
Architect: Charles W. Dickey and Clinton Briggs Ripley
Style: Richardsonian Romanesque
Address: 71 Merchant Street
National Register: 1973 (District #73000661
- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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C. Brewer Building
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Opened: 1930
Architect: Hardie Phillips
Style: Hawaiian Regional
Address: 827 Fort Street Mall
National Register: 1980 #80001272
Hawaii Register: 1979

- Honolulu Star Bulletin Article

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Elsewhere on the Web
- AIA Honolulu Architectural Walking Tours
- AIA Honolulu - Official Web Site
- Star Bulletin Alex Weinstein Tour Article
- Star Bulletin Frank Haines Tour Article

Other Historic Honolulu Buildings
Advertiser Bldg ( 605 Kapiolani Blvd)
Army and Navy YMCA / Art Museum (250 South Hotel St)
Hawaiian Electric Bldg (900 Richards St)
Honolulu Hale (530 South King St)
Iolani Palace (364 South King St)
Iolani Barracks (364 South King St)
Kakaako Fire Station (620 South St)
Mission Memorial Building (558 South King St)
Royal Brewery (553 South Queen St)
Territorial Bldg (425 South King St)
Washington Place (320 South Beretania St)
YWCA Bldg (1040 Richards St)
Historic Chinatown Honolulu Buildings
Nippu Jiji Bldg (928 Nuuanu Ave)
Lum Yip Kee Bldg (80 King St)
Oahu Market (King and Kekaulike St)
Armstrong Bldg (185 North King St)
Wo Fat Bldg (115 North Hotel St)
Chinatown Fire Site (Smith and North Hotel St)
Oahu Railway and Land Terminal (325 North King St)
Izumo Taishayko Mission (215 North Kukui St)
Kuan Yin Temple (170 Notth Vineyard Blvd)
Foster Botanical Garden (50 North Vineyard Blvd)
Maunakea Lei Stands (Maunakea St)

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