Honolulu (Postcard History)

October 30, 2020
Honolulu (Postcard History)

Honolulu's population grew in the first few decades of the 1800sfrom a few hundred people living in thatched huts to about 3,000 in1823. Missionaries erected the city's earliest wooden buildings inthe 1820s.Starting in the 1840s, stones were used in construction. With somany foreigners moving to Honolulu during the late 1800s, rapidgrowth occurred, and the remaining thatched huts and old paths werereplaced with permanent structures and patterned streets.By the 1900s, control of the city was dominated by theever-increasing tide of Caucasians. The early 1900s also marked thebeginning of a time when millions of postcards were mailed dailythroughout Honolulu and the world.