Waverly Building at the corner of Hotel and Bethel, 1909.

THE WAVERLY [WAVELA] STONE BUILDING

O FRIENDS: This picture that is being printed is an image of the stone building standing at the corner of Hotel [Hotele] and Bethel [Betela] Streets, called the Waverly Building [Hale Wavela], and on the second story is where the LANAKILA appears every Thursday of every week. It is on Bethel Street, makai of the Hotel Street corner where the stairs are to get to the second story. This is the Printing Office of the Paradise of the Pacific [Paredaiso o ka Pakipika].

[This “Paradise of the Pacific” magazine is the precursor to the magazine on the shelves today, “Honolulu Magazine”…]

(Lanakila, 7/15/1909, p. 4)

KA HALE POHAKU WAVELA

Ka Lanakila, Buke I, Helu 3, Aoao 4. Iulai 15, 1909.

Honolulu lighted up, 1888.

ELECTRIC LIGHTS OF HONOLULU NEI.

As for the long awaited electric lights to illuminate this town of Honolulu, the work of the carpenters is progressing, and the electric wires are projecting out in every direction on the streets all about town. It was believed that the turbine wheel for the machine would arrive on this landing of the Australia, however, it did not arrive from the Eastern states when the steamship left San Francisco.

Should it arrive aboard the next steamship, then it will be perhaps two or three weeks after that when everything will be ready to put it to work, and that will be when the presses here in Honolulu will be lit up by modern electric lights; it is something which we all have not seen before and have greatly desired, like of what we’ve heard of the electric lights in foreign lands.

[Honolulu Magazine this month has done a feature where it gives us a glimpse into what it was like here in 1888 (when Paradise of the Pacific, the forefather of the current magazine, began). I thought i might try to add to that in the upcoming weeks, randomly putting up 1888 articles while as always, posting news from other periods as well.]

(Kuokoa, 2/11/1888, p. 2)

NA KUKUI UWILA O HONOLULU NEI.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXVII, Helu 6, Aoao 2. Feberuari 11, 1888.