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Gallery: 1930s Honolulu

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The ten-story Aloha Tower, visible in the background, was the tallest building in O'ahu for decades.

The ten-story Aloha Tower, visible in the background, was the tallest building in O'ahu for decades.

"Right there at the wharf is the graceful Aloha Tower which is literally a key to the city, for a trip to its lookout rewards one with a splendid view of city and harbor... The parapet at the top commands every point of the compass."
-- Beautiful Hawaii, J. Walker McSpadden, 1939

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