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Kawaiaha‘o Landmark

 
 
Kawaiaha‘o Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 23, 2008
1. Kawaiaha‘o Landmark Marker
Inscription. William Charles Lunalilo was the kingdom’s sixth monarch and proved to be very popular from the beginning of his reign. King Kamehameha V had preceded Lunalilo and had died without naming a successor. Therefore Lunalilo was appointed by the Legislature, but to affirm that he was the people’s choice, the newly appointed king called for a general election and was voted to the throne by his loving public. His investiture was held here at Kawaiaha‘o. He was destined to rule only a little over one year, he died February 3, 1874 at the age of 39.

The king’s last wish was to be lain to rest near his people, and that is why his tomb stands here at the entrance to Kawaiaha‘o Church, rather than at the Royal Mausoleum.
 
Location. 21° 18.288′ N, 157° 51.483′ W. Marker is in Honolulu, Hawaii, in Honolulu County. Marker is at the intersection of Punchbowl Street and South King Street, on the left when traveling south on Punchbowl Street. Touch for map. It is just inside the street entrance to Kawaiaha‘o Church. Marker is in this post office area: Honolulu HI 96813, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King William Charles Lunalilo (a few steps from this marker); Hiram Bingham (within shouting
Kawaiaha‘o Church and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 23, 2008
2. Kawaiaha‘o Church and Marker
distance of this marker); Kawaiaha'o Church (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Kawaiaha'o Landmark (within shouting distance of this marker); Reverend James Kekela (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Hawaiian Printing (about 500 feet away); King Kamehameha I (about 600 feet away); Aliiolani Hale (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Honolulu.
 
Regarding Kawaiaha‘o Landmark. This church is affiliated with the United Church of Christ.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 23, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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