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The present United States Post Office, Custom House, and Court House in Honolulu was designed by architects York and Sawyer of New York City. The original portion is a “U”-shaped structure three floors high, with the central portion containing the courtrooms in the upper floors. It also features full basements and two square towers rising to six floors. The architectural character of the exterior with its thick plaster walls. arched openings, and deep overhanging tile roofs has been retained in spite of minor changes over the years. The United States Post Office, Custom House, and Court House, including its 1930 addition, is significant as a good example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style with adaptations for the Hawaiian climate. In addition, this building forms an integral part of the historical style and scale continuity of Honolulu.
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.