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King and Punahou streets began as ‘canoe enclosure’

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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE
Washington Middle School, at the corner of Punahou and King streets, began in 1927 on property belonging to John A. Cummins. For a brief time the school was named for him.
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HAWAII STATE ARCHIVES
John Adams Kuakini Cummins (1835-1913) was a member of the nobility of the Kingdom of Hawaii and an adviser to King Kalakaua.