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The Kamehameha V Post Office is a two-story concrete block structure with blocks scored to resemble cut stone. Structural and non-structural embellishments include excellent examples of classical design elements. The Kamehameha V Post Office is significant both historically and architecturally. At the time of its construction it was one of the outstanding public buildings in the Hawaiian Kingdom, significant for its early use of concrete blocks and iron bars for reinforcement of formed structural concrete. It was also the first post office building in Hawaii.
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