Palace Profile: ‘Iolani Palace

  January 8, 2017 at 7:00 am by

The second of our Palace Profiles takes us to the only official royal residence located on US soil, ‘Iolani Palace, the official residence of the final rulers of the Kingdom of Hawaii.

Facade of ‘Iolani Palace

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Built: 1879-1882 (current form)
Architects: Thomas J. Baker, Charles J. Wall, and Isaac Moore (current form)
Commissioned By: King David Kalākaua (current form); Mataio Kekūanāoʻa (original building)
Style: American Florentine
Rooms: 26
On The Palace Grounds: The Royal Tomb, Coronation Pavilion, ‘Iolani Barracks
Current Owner: State of Hawaii / City of Honolulu
Current Use: Museum
Fun Fact: Had electricity and a telephone before the White House

Filed under Hawaiian Royals
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2 Responses to Palace Profile: ‘Iolani Palace

  1. Bamboleio says:

    Very interesting!Thanks!

  2. And a bit of French style architecture. Royal descendants have no claim on it?

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