A PORTION OF THE HOUSE LOT OF KUHIO WAS SOLD.
That section of the land known as Uluniu which faces Kalakaua Avenue stretching from Ainahau to the area very close to the residence of Representative Kuhio, went to the new owner, Percy M. Pond, through a sale on the morning of this past Friday.
The land is almost six acres, and includes a majority of the house lot in Waikiki previously owned by Prince Kuhio. According to what is being said in public, it went for the price of $32,500.
The Kapiolani Estate sold it by way of the Waterhouse Trust Company, who carried this out and relinquished it to Mr. P. M. Pond. Those acres will be divided into many lots and sold to those who want land, and roads will be built between the house lots and surrounding those pieces of land; and by way of the Waterhouse Trust Company, those lands will be put on the market for sale without delay. It is planned that one lot will cost $900 or more, and being that it is an area greatly desired by by both kamaaina and malihini haole, it is believed that they will go quickly and houses built on the lots.
Upon this piece of land stood the home of King Kalakaua and Queen Kapiolani, during the period they were on the throne, and when they passed on to the other world, that area was inherited by the Princes Kuhio and Kawananakoa as part of the estate of Kapiolani.
Mr. Pond, the one who purchased the piece of land, is a haole that is well known here in Honolulu; he is the first one who bought lands at Kalia, Waikiki, and it was all sold to those who were looking for land.
(Kuokoa, 2/12/1915, p. 2)