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Constructed between 1910 and 1911, the two-story, three-bay, reinforced-concrete Honolulu Star-Bulletin Building originally featured elements that juxtaposed the symmetry, pilaster features, and projecting cornice of Beaux-Arts Classicism with a simplified modern commercial aesthetic. The Honolulu Star-Bulletin Building is significant for its association with the Honolulu Star-Bulletin which played a crucial role in the development of the press and the dissemination of essential information in the Hawaiian Islands. In addition, it is significant for its association with Wallace Rider Farrington and Joseph Rider Farrington, who were politicians and had administrative and leadership roles at the paper.
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