THE PIECE OF LAND AT THE CORNER OF FORT AND HOTEL STREETS SOLD FOR $80,000.
That section of land at the corner of Fort [Papu] and Hotel [Hokele] Streets, on the Ewa side of Fort and makai of Hotel, 57 feet on Fort Street and 37 feet on Hotel Street, was purchased by the Waterhouse Company from Mrs. Mary H. Damon for $80,000.
This is the area proposed by the Board of Supervisors [Papa Lunakiai] for road widening some time ago, and it seems that this place will be taken by eminent domain [hoopii hoohewahewa] so that the county can widen this area of the street. This area of Hotel Street is narrow indeed, and if it is widened, the width will be good, where we will be able to say the street is uniformly wide, and not narrow like it is now. If the electric car on Hotel Street continues on here, other cars would not be able to come or go because of how truly narrow it is; but if it is widened, other cars can travel without any confusion, for the street will be wide enough.
(Aloha Aina, 3/4/1916, p. 1)