These 7 Houses In Hawaii From The Early 1900s Will Open Your Eyes To A Different Time

Calling all history buffs! From the first Europeans visiting the islands in 1778 and the establishment of the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1795 to Hawaii’s admittance to the United States of America in 1959, the Hawaiian Islands are steeped in history — and sites full of history. From grand palaces built for Hawaii’s royalty to humble grass huts and military housing, Hawaiian homes were much different in the early 1900s, and today we’re taking a step back in time through these seven vintage photographs.

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How fascinating are these vintage photographs? It truly is interesting to see how much — and sometimes, how little — things have changed in the last hundred years, isn’t it?

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