Monday, April 6, 2009

Obama's former apartment as a national historic place

The House Committee on Tourism, Culture & International Affairs passed out a resolution this morning that seeks to name President Barack Obama's former Punahou Circle Apartment as a national historic place. The resolution urges Emma Kwock Chun Corporation, the State Historic Preservation Office, and the Historic Hawaii Foundation to seek placement of the building in the National Register of Historic Placement.

Several members of the committee had concerns about the property owners opinion on the resolution. The owner did not submit testimony nor was he present at the hearing. The resolution will move on for more discussion to the Committee on Water, Land & Ocean Resources.

Rep. Tom Brower, who introduced the resolution, said "We are proud of our Hawaii-born son. This resolution pays tribute to the President's childhood apartment, which symbolizes hope, inspiration and local pride."

Photo from Justin Sullivan/Getty Images North America

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do you think that placing this building on the historic register will make Obama stop discouraging conventions from coming to Hawaii? Doubt it. It embarrassing how you Obamaphiles worship the ground he walks on and call him a native son when he all but dumped on Hawaii by leaving and claiming Illinois as his home and doing just about everything he can to hurt and exploit us. Hawaii has a major inferiority complex. Hawaii the jilted bride.