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Stangenwald Building

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1901, C. W. Dickey. 119 Merchant St.
  • (Photograph by Augie Salbosa)

The six-story Renaissance Revival Stangenwald Building was the tallest in the territory at its completion. Its three central, round-arched bays accentuate its height, as do the pedimented corners of the sixth-story loggia. The vertical thrust of the building is momentarily paused, yet also enhanced, by the iron third-story balcony and by terra-cotta car-touches and pressed-copper ornamentation between the stories. The interior has been updated; however, its iron stairway with marble and slate treads remains intact. The Stangenwald Building and the neighboring Judd Block (OA27) are rare commercial survivors of the post-annexation, turn-of-the-twentieth-century building boom.

Writing Credits

Don J. Hibbard


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Don J. Hibbard, "Stangenwald Building", [Honolulu, Hawaii], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Hawaii

Buildings of Hawaii, Don J. Hibbard. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011, 98-98.

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