Joseph W. Podmore Building, Honolulu

Joseph W. Podmore Building, Honolulu

The Joseph W. Podmore Building was created in 1902 by Joseph W. Podmore. Podmore was an English sailor who conducted business in and around Honolulu during the turn of the century. Originally, the Joseph W. Podmore Building was created as a rental space, to be leased out to retailers and companies in need of office space. Some of its first tenants were a tailor, a decorator, and the Mercantile Printing Company. The land and building changed ownership later on, to Peter Cushman Jones, a businessman and politician. Jones donated them to the local Board of Missions, and it served as their headquarters until 1916. After them, the building was occupied by the Honolulu Advertiser, and the Honolulu branch of DHL Air Cargo.

The building is constructed from local laval rock, in a relatively simple Richardsonian Romanesque style, with one decorative arch over the side Merchant Street entrance. Other decorative touches include a stone balustrade on the roofline, light stone lintels and window sills on the second story, and light red mortar lines.

The Joseph W. Podmore Building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, at which point it was primarily occupied by the Bon-Bon Cafe.

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Sight Name: Joseph W. Podmore Building
Sight Location: Honolulu, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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