The Hawaii Capital Historic District has three major characteristics that individuate and define it as a unique urban area. These characteristics are: open space to building mass relationship, visual access, and architectural character. The district includes nineteen individual buildings and one monument. The early centralization of government in Honolulu has resulted in an extraordinary concentration of public and private architecture reflecting the social and political evolution of the people of Hawaii. Historically, the Hawaii Capital Historic District is significant for its association with events that have made a significant contribution to the broad patterns of Hawaii’s history and because of its association with the lives of persons significant to Hawaii’s past.
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.