Aliʻiōlani Hale NRHP


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Aliʻiōlani Hale means  “House of Heavenly Kings.”  It was built by King Kamehameha V in 1874 (and Aliʻiōlani was one of the King’s given names.)


It was originally supposed to be the royal palace, but it was converted into a much-needed government building. The interior was gutted and remodeled to accommodate the court system in 1911. Today Aliʻiōlani Hale houses Hawaii’s State Supreme Court, a law Library and a museum on the Hawaiian judiciary.


The famous gold-leaf statue of Kamehameha the Great stands in front of the building and it’s across the street from ‘Iolani Palace.


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Location: 417 S King St, Honolulu, HI 96813

Designation: National Register of Historic Places

Date established/designated: 1874, added to NRHP February 2, 1972

Date of my visit: April 13, 2019



4 thoughts on “Aliʻiōlani Hale NRHP

      1. No. Can’t say that I have. The bus that I used to ride in to down-town Hononulu would just go right by it. Never thought of stopping to take a look.

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