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Washington Place, 320 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI

Washington Place, 320 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI



Significance: Washington Place, built between 1841 and 1847, has an eclectic mix of Greek Revival and indigenous tropical architectural components. The original central portion is a good example of the classical revival mansion with a two-level portico and central stairhall. Since its construction, Washington Place has held a prominent position in Hawai'i. First it was the home of an enterprising merchant trader, Captain John Dominis, then to Queen Lili'uokalani, and finally to the Territorial and State Governors. It received its name, Washington Place, February 1848. Since 1921, the Territory and later State of Hawai'i has owned Washington Place and, until 2002, the house served as the governor's official residence. At that time new accommodations for the governor were completed and the historic dwelling known as Washington Place became a museum. Washington Place was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2007.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-7
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N1502
Survey number: HABS HI-6
Building/structure dates: 1847 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1922 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1959 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1988 Subsequent Work
National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 73000666



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Price, Virginia B, transmitter
Davidson, Paul, field team
McNatt, Jason, field team
Schara, Mark, field team project manager
Schara, Mark




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