The Kakaako Pumping Station, constructed in 1900, is a single story, concrete and cut bluestone structure with a series of gable and hip roofs covered with green tile. The central portion of the building is a large two-story element, rectilinear in form with a central, large, cut bluestone window opening. The Kakaako Pumping Station is an excellent example of Hawaiian cut bluestone construction in the Industrial Romanesque style. The buildings are associated with Honolulu’s first professionally designed sewage disposal system. The noted New York Sanitary Engineer, Mr. Rudolph Hering, was retained by the Republic of Hawaii in 1896 to draw up the original plans.
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