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Building a key part of Waikiki’s history

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    The Gump Building, designed by architect Hart Wood, is “a blend of Mediterranean and Chinese forms,” according to one early description. The building was originally a luxury retail storerun by brothers Solomon and Gustav Gump.

Visitors to Waikiki in 1929 could probably be counted in the hundreds. There were only two hotels along the beach in those days – the 28-year-old Moana and the recently opened Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Read more

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