Kapālama, now often called Pālama, is a neighborhood of Honolulu, Hawaii. It is often combined with the adjacent Kalihi and referred to as a single entity, Kalihi–Pālama. The name comes from ka pā lama in the Hawaiian language which means “the enclosure of lama wood”. “Lama” is the Hawaiian name for endemic ebony trees of genus Diospyros that were used in religious ceremonies. Traditional land divisions (ahupuaʻa) in ancient Hawaii were agricultural units that ran from the seashore to the mountains. The shoreline areas of Kapālama were later developed into part of Honolulu harbor. The upland areas of Kapālama developed into ‘Ālewa Heights, and the main campus of Kamehameha Schools.

The Kapalama Military Reservation, constructed for logistical support in World War II was scheduled to close. A museum has been proposed in a building that served as a morgue during the Vietnam War in the 1960s. The Palama fire station at 879 North King Street was added to the National Register of Historic Places listings in Oahu as site 76000661 on April 21, 1976, along with other Fire Stations of Oahu. It was designed in 1901 by Oliver G. Traphagen.

The Kaumakapili Church was moved to 766 North King Street after the 1900 fire in Chinatown. It was originally established on April 1, 1838, as a Protestant church for common people, to supplement the Kawaiahao Church which was generally intended for nobility. From 1881 to 1888 a new brick and wood frame structure was built. Temporary services were held until the new structure was built. The ground was broken on May 7, 1910, and the new building was dedicated on June 25, 1911. A1 Bed Bug Exterminator Honolulu

Nearby Attractions

  • Eternal Flame Memorial is located at 420 S Beretania St #356, Honolulu, HI
  • Moanalua Gardens Cottage is located at 2850-A Moanalua Rd, Honolulu, HI
  • Kapena Falls Trailhead is located at 2302 Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI
  • King David Kalākaua Statue is located at 2050 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, HI
  • Foster Botanical Garden is located at 180 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu, HI

Nearby Restaurants and Pubs

  • L&L Hawaiian Barbecue is located at 1620 North School Street, 2 Kamehameha Shopping Center D, Honolulu, HI
  • Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ is located at 1339 N School St, Honolulu, HI
  • Smith’s Union Bar is located at 19 N Hotel St, Honolulu, HI
  • Honolulu Tavern is located at 417 Nohonani St, Honolulu, HI
  • ARISU Bar & Grill is located at 1350 Mookaula St, Honolulu, HI
  • Helena’s Hawaiian Food is located at 1240 N School St, Honolulu, HI


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