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Honolulu Hale (City Hall), Honolulu

Categories: Government Buildings, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
Honolulu Hale, located on 530 South King Street in downtown Honolulu in the City & County of Honolulu, Hawaii, is the official seat of government of the city and county, site of the chambers of the Mayor of Honolulu and the Honolulu City Council.In the Hawaiian language, hale means house or building. Honolulu Hale means Honolulu House . In 1978, it was listed as a contributing property to the Hawaii Capital Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.HistoryHonolulu Hale was an idea started by Joseph J. Fern. Before becoming a mayor-council type of government, Honolulu was administered by the Board of Supervisors. After the creation of the now-defunct County of Oahu, the Board of Supervisors met in city halls located in various downtown Honolulu locations. Supervisor Fern had a vision of a permanent home for the fledgling municipal government, which had only been created in 1900 upon passage of the Hawaiian Organic Act. When the County of Oahu and the Board of Supervisors dissolved in 1907 and established the City & County of Honolulu, Fern became its first mayor and began making preliminary plans for the construction of a city hall. Unfortunately, Fern died in 1920 of diabetes before he could persuade residents of the need for a permanent city hall. Mayor John H. Wilson, who was also the Honolulu Chapter President of the American Association of Engineers, carried on Fern's dream.
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  • During Christmas time, there are statues all over the place. There is Santa, Mrs. Claus, Snow men, Rudolph, and a lot more. There are all sorts of Christmas trees inside the Honolulu Hale (main buildi...  read more »
  • Pretty and nothing more. Don't just decorate it nicely, but it is included in an ensemble of government buildings. Many attractions around, so take a stroll around the stands
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  • Slowest DMV ever. After each customer, the teller goes in the back for ten minutes. They take 80% of the time break. No good management anywhere on this island.
  • Very efficient and quick service. Changed title to our cars and service was quick and complete. Courteous and with Aloha! City Services have improved in my experience. Mahalo,
  • This place is a joke! After working a 12 hour shift at a hospital, I rush to get here before they close at 4:00 pm. I get there at 4:02 pm, where these lazy and uneducated people tell me they cannot help me because I came in too late. On top of that, they spend 15 minutes telling me all the reasons why they cannot help me rather than just helping me get a replacement registration sticker that was stolen off my car, which costs 50 cents! These idiots forget that my tax dollars help pay for there over valued salaries. The state should just replace these idiots with kiosks. If I refused to help them where I work, these fools would die.
  • The magic hour is @9am on a Tuesday. I literally walked in, 1st in line for renewal and walked out 3 min later.
  • GPS worked great
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