Advocacy News

Help Save Lihue Post Office- Submit Written Comments by March 23!

Līhu‘e Post Office Under Threat of Closure - See Update Below on How You Can Help What is it? The first stand-alone post office on Kaua‘i built in 1939.  The original proposed design, a Depression-era mission-style fortress, was met by a storm of protest by Kaua‘i citizens led by postal [...]

January 27th, 2017|Comments Off on Help Save Lihue Post Office- Submit Written Comments by March 23!

Update on the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

Photo credit: David Croxford UPDATE ON THE HEARING January 19, 2017:  The City Council's Housing and Zoning Committee heard Resolution 16-311 that would urge the City administration to include a historic rehabilitation alternative in the upcoming Environmental Impact Statement.  Twenty-six people submitted written testimonies in support of [...]

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Update on the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

New Concept Design Unveiled for Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

The National Trust for Historic Preservation contributes concept proposal in efforts to rehabilitate a one-of-a-kind war memorial to the men and women of Hawaii Swim Basin Rehabilitation Concept for Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial (Design: Dr. Hans Krock) On Veterans’ Day 2016, the National Trust [...]

November 9th, 2016|Comments Off on New Concept Design Unveiled for Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium

National Park Service Demolishes Pearl Harbor Historic Building

CPO Bungalow on Ford Island was listed as a “Most Endangered” Historic Site in 2005 In July, the National Park Service (NPS) released its report examining the facts and circumstances surrounding the demolition of a historic bungalow at World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument that was present [...]

August 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on National Park Service Demolishes Pearl Harbor Historic Building

UPDATE, May 6: Support Historic Resource Study in Transit Station Areas

5/6/16: Honolulu City Council is finalizing the City’s operating budget for the next fiscal year. The current budget bill includes a $500,000 appropriation for surveys to identify historic properties and cultural landmarks to determine their eligibility for a Hawaii or National Registers of Historic Places within the one-half mile radius [...]

March 31st, 2016|Comments Off on UPDATE, May 6: Support Historic Resource Study in Transit Station Areas

Authorization of the National Historic Preservation Fund Expired; Congress Considers Measures to Restore HPF

12/29/15: The national Historic Preservation Fund (HPF) was created in 1976 to carry out provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act. The Historic Preservation Fund provides support for the nation’s historic preservation programs, including those that have been integral for historic and cultural properties in Hawai‘i. The U.S House of [...]

December 29th, 2015|Comments Off on Authorization of the National Historic Preservation Fund Expired; Congress Considers Measures to Restore HPF