Washington Place

320 Beretania St., Honolulu, Hawaii


Washington Place

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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The original central portion, built circa 1847, was a good example of the classical revival mansion with the two-level portico and central stairhall. It is historically one of Hawaii's most significant existing building since it was the home of the Dominis family; later, Queen Liliuokalani resided here, and for the past forty-four years it has been the home of the governors of the Territory and State of Hawaii. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS HI-6)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 18, 1973
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1825-1849
Significant years
1847; 1898; 1917
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 3
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody