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Old October 20th, 2019, 07:16 PM
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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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Old October 21st, 2019, 12:36 AM
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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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Old October 21st, 2019, 12:51 AM
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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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Old October 21st, 2019, 02:23 AM
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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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Old October 21st, 2019, 04:14 PM
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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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