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    Default solved: obelisks @ River St.

    to wrap up a question from a thread which has been closed for years, I'd asked what 4 old concrete spires at the intersection of River / King St. might have serviced, the answer comes from a good picture I've found, they remain from the electric streetcar days of a century ago. for whatever else they may have been used for in latter times it seems they were used originally to support wires that criss-crossed the roadways.
    they're crumbling and likely have little time left before being removed, but they've survived against the odds all this time in ignominy

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    Default Re: solved: obelisks @ River St.

    I just looked at google street view and yes, just saw them...didn't realize all these years these 4 pillars were there !

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    Default Re: solved: obelisks @ River St.

    was going through some pics and saw a pic in 1943 that showed it no longer in use...making me more curious

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    Default Re: solved: obelisks @ River St.

    If you are interested in this you might be interested in the book Streetcar Days in Honolulu ISBN-13: 978-0970621382.

    It starts out with horse drawn trams to the electric streetcars of the HRT to HTRs electric rubber tired buses to the HRTs gas powered buses.

    Lots of interesting pictures.
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    Default Re: solved: obelisks @ River St.

    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiguy View Post
    didn't realize all these years these 4 pillars were there !
    that was the running line in the old thread, nobody notices them, they fade into the background

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