As I walked through the historic district in Honolulu, I snapped pictures of buildings that looked interesting. I didn’t have a guide that pointed out worthwhile structures. This church looked ancient, and I figured it was significant.
It was only afterward that I discovered its history. Kawaiaha’o is a Congregational church — the national church of the Hawaiian Kingdom and the chapel of the royal family. Complete in 1842, it was known as Hawaii’s Westminster Abbey.
Built of coral blocks, it was sourced from the same place as Hale Koa. The castle-like barracks that I featured a couple of days ago.
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