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Aloha Tower


Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1922/11/02 The Honolulu Advertiser: Lyman H Bigelow and the Harbor Commissioners have a dozen designs for a tower at the foot of Fort St. Harbormaster Capt W R Foster suggest the name "Aloha Tower" and that Aloha should be spelled out on the cornice in electrics.
1925/00/00 Arthur Reynolds Architect The uncompleted Aloha Tower is the center of a controversy involving the public, the Board of Harbor Commissioners and the Territorial Legislature over the size of the structure. After several months of debate, the 10 story design is selected.
1926/06/00 National Construction Co Contractor National Construction Co completes Aloha Tower at a cost of $160,000 and turns over control to the Board of Harbor Commissioners and Chairman Lyman H Bigelow. Opening of Tourism in Hawaii
1926/09/11 E Howard Clock Company Manufacturer Aloha Tower, a 10 story and 184 foot tall lighthouse, opens. The 7 ton clock is the largest ever made by the Howard Clock Co of Boston.
1941/12/07 Coast Guardsmen from the USCGC Taney (WHEC-37) take up defensive positions around Aloha Tower and protect it from being occupied. The Aloha tower was not attacked by Japanese planes or hit by falling anti-aircraft shells.
1942/00/00 Patrolled by armed sentries, access to Aloha Tower by unauthorized persons is denied. Many of the US Navy convoys for the Pacific Theater of Operations are formed in Honolulu under the control of the Aloha Tower offices.
1947/12/20 After local citizens complain of the continued military occupation of the Aloha Tower, the United States Coast Guard, who utilized the tower under the authority of the US Navy, relinquishes its control.

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Particulars for Aloha Tower:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Area of Significance Commerce
Historic Use Government Office
Criteria Historic Event
Architectural Style Late Gothic Revival
Area of Significance Military
Historic Use Naval Facility
Owner State
Area of Significance Transportation
Historic Use Water-related

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 76000660
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: Reynolds,Arthur
Architectural Style: Late gothic revival
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Commerce, Military, Transportation, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Significance of less than fifty years
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1925, 1926, 1941
Historic Function: Transportation, Government, Defense
Historic Sub-Function: Naval facility, Water-related, Government office
Current Function: Transportation, Government
Current Sub-Function: Water-related Government office

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