Posted: June 11, 2014 Filed under: Articles, Teasers
Impressed with the palaces he saw during his world tour, King Kalakaua ordered the building of Iolani Palace. Designed in an “American Florentine” style, the four-story palace would host parties, state functions, and ceremonies and would run electricity before the White House.
On December 31, 1879, Kalakaua laid the palace’s cornerstone in a ceremony. Read about the palace’s beginning in “The New Palace.”