The buildings of Chinatown Historic District are chiefly of two or three stories. The older structures are made of brick, wood, or cut blue stone, and later structures are constructed of concrete or steel. Despite the relatively small proportion of Chinese actually residing in Chinatown, this area still provides the principal center for the business and social life of the entire Chinese community of the Island. Chinatown Historic District is significant for the central role it has played in the life of the Chinese community in Honolulu. Chinatown is also the one and only district in Honolulu which reflects vividly in its building, institutions, and people, the full impact of the city’s role as a center of attraction for many diverse races and cultures.
This list of Hawaii’s historic properties is provided as a public service by Historic Hawaii Foundation. It is not the official list of properties designated on the Hawaii State Register of Historic Places. For official designations and determinations of eligibility, contact the State Historic Preservation Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources of the State of Hawaii at 808-692-8015.