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Honolulu Hale

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Honolulu Hale

Originally called the Honolulu Municipal Building, Honolulu Hale is located in downtown Honolulu and is the official seat of government for the city and county of Honolulu. It contains the chambers of the Mayor and the Honolulu city council. The building was completed in 1928 with the help of every major architect in the city. It was built using the Italianate Spanish Colonial Revival style which was popular in the islands at the time.

The interior courtyard, staircase, and open ceiling were inspired by the Bargello in Florence, Italy. The frescoes were done by Einar Peterson, and the intricate stonework was commissioned to be done by Mario Valdestri. In 1951, two more three story wings were added to the original structure. There are many other prominent structures surrounding Honolulu Hale including; Hawaii State Capital, I'olani Palace, Kawaiaha'o Church, and the territorial building.