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    "url_title": "Honolulu Police Station (detention facility)",
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    "title": "Honolulu Police Station (detention facility)",
    "body": "<div class=\"mw-parser-output\">\n <div id=\"databox-CampsDisplay\">\n  <table class=\"infobox\" width=\"200px;\">\n   <tbody>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      US Gov Name\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Sites_of_incarceration/\" title=\"Sites of incarceration\">\n       Facility Type\n      </a>\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Administrative Agency\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      U.S. Army\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Location\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii (21.309661 lat, -157.8633714 lng)\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Date Opened\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Date Closed\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Population Description\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      General Description\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Short term detention facility used to house briefly house interned Issei.\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n    <tr>\n     <th scope=\"row\" style=\"text-align:left;\">\n      Peak Population\n     </th>\n     <td style=\"text-align:left;\">\n     </td>\n    </tr>\n   </tbody>\n  </table>\n </div>\n <div id=\"databox-Camps\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  <p>\n   SoSUID:;\nDenshoName:Honolulu Police Station;\nUSGName:;\nType:;\nAdminAgency:U.S. Army;\nDateOpened:;\nDateClosed:;\nLocationName:Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii;\nCityName:Honolulu, Oahu;\nStateName:HI;\nDescription:Short term detention facility used to house briefly house interned Issei.;\nGISLat:21.309661;\nGISLng:-157.8633714;\nGISTGNId:;\nCurrentDisposition:;\nPopulationDescription:;\nExitDestination:;\nPeakPopulation:;\nPeakDate:;\nNPSMoreInfoResourceLink:;\nOfficialResourceLink:;\n  </p>\n </div>\n <p>\n  Short term detention center in which an unknown number of local Japanese were held for a short time during World War II.\n </p>\n <p>\n  The old Honolulu Police Station on the corner of Merchant and Bethel streets in Downtown Honolulu was built in 1931 at a cost of $300,000. Described as \"one of the city's most attractive buildings, inside and out . . . [and] destined to rank among the finest structures of its kind in America,\" the Honolulu Police Station was designed by local architect Louis M. Davis and built by F.M. Dias.\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n    [1]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n  It replaced the previous police station erected in 1886 that was deemed too small for the police department's growing needs and it had tile work and arches on the second floor and marble topped counters along with a \"stuccoed exterior of terracotta shade.\"\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n    [2]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n  General police work was carried out on the first floor where clerks and other employees were located with the traffic department, department of the booking and receiving of prisoners, the offices of the sheriff and deputy police inspectors, and detective department. The second floor was devoted to the activities of the jail department and contained the cell blocks for male and female prisoners, the detention of juveniles, and padded cells. The third floor housed the activities of the Honolulu district court or the police court.\n </p>\n <p>\n  With the outbreak of World War II, authorities began arresting individuals, and some individuals were taken to the Honolulu Police Station before being transferred to the\n  <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/U.S._Immigration_Station_Administration_Building,_Honolulu_(detention_facility)/\" title=\"U.S. Immigration Station Administration Building, Honolulu (detention facility)\">\n   U.S. Immigration Station Administration Building in Honolulu\n  </a>\n  that was used as a temporary detention center. It was also the location of the Alien Property Custodian office that confiscated property owned by foreign citizens. An unknown number of Japanese prisoners were held in the Police Station, while during the war the army military police occupied the basement of the police headquarters.\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\">\n    [3]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n  Six months after vacating the building, the army returned the space to the police department in 1946, and the police department continued to use the building until it moved to South Beretania street where it remains today.\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref4_4-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref4-4\">\n    [4]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n  The old Honolulu Police Station building currently comprises part of the Merchant Street Historic District in Honolulu, Hawai'i as part of the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.\n  <sup class=\"reference\" id=\"cite_ref-ftnt_ref5_5-0\">\n   <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_note-ftnt_ref5-5\">\n    [5]\n   </a>\n  </sup>\n </p>\n <div id=\"authorByline\">\n  <b>\n   Authored by\n   <a class=\"encyc notrg\" href=\"/Kelli_Y._Nakamura/\" title=\"Kelli Y. Nakamura\">\n    Kelli Y. Nakamura\n   </a>\n   , University of Hawai'i\n  </b>\n </div>\n <div id=\"citationAuthor\" style=\"display:none;\">\n  Nakamura, Kelli\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"For_More_Information\">\n    For More Information\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <p>\n    Hibbard, Don.\n    <i>\n     Buildings of Hawaii\n    </i>\n    . Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011.\n   </p>\n  </div>\n </div>\n <div class=\"section\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n  <h2>\n   <span class=\"mw-headline\" id=\"Footnotes\">\n    Footnotes\n   </span>\n  </h2>\n  <div class=\"section_content\">\n   <div class=\"reflist\" style=\"list-style-type: decimal;\">\n    <div class=\"mw-references-wrap\">\n     <ol class=\"references\">\n      <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref1-1\">\n       <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n        <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref1_1-0\">\n         ↑\n        </a>\n       </span>\n       <span class=\"reference-text\">\n        \"City's $300,000 Police Station Ready in Fall,\"\n        <i>\n         Honolulu Star-Bulletin\n        </i>\n        , Aug. 1, 1931, 1.\n       </span>\n      </li>\n      <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref2-2\">\n       <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n        <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref2_2-0\">\n         ↑\n        </a>\n       </span>\n       <span class=\"reference-text\">\n        \"City's $300,000 Police Station,\" \"New Police Station Occupies the Site of Building Erected in 1886,\"\n        <i>\n         Honolulu Star Bulletin\n        </i>\n        , Sep. 30, 1931, 11.\n       </span>\n      </li>\n      <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref3-3\">\n       <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n        <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref3_3-0\">\n         ↑\n        </a>\n       </span>\n       <span class=\"reference-text\">\n        National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior,\n        <i>\n         Honouliuli Gulch and Associated Sites: Draft Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment, May 2014\n        </i>\n        (Washington D.C.: U.S. Department of the Interior, 2014), 16.\n       </span>\n      </li>\n      <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref4-4\">\n       <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n        <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref4_4-0\">\n         ↑\n        </a>\n       </span>\n       <span class=\"reference-text\">\n        \"Army Returns Police Station Space To City,\"\n        <i>\n         Honolulu Star-Bulletin\n        </i>\n        , June 15, 1946, 2; \"HPD History,\" Honolulu Police Department website, accessed on June 3, 2016 at\n        <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\";story=106\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n;story=106\n        </a>\n       </span>\n      </li>\n      <li id=\"cite_note-ftnt_ref5-5\">\n       <span class=\"mw-cite-backlink\">\n        <a class=\"\" href=\"#cite_ref-ftnt_ref5_5-0\">\n         ↑\n        </a>\n       </span>\n       <span class=\"reference-text\">\n        National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form for the Merchant Street Historical District, 1973, accessed on May 27, 2016 at\n        <a class=\"external free offsite\" href=\"\" rel=\"nofollow\">\n\n        </a>\n        .\n       </span>\n      </li>\n     </ol>\n    </div>\n   </div>\n   <!-- \nNewPP limit report\nCached time: 20230613175400\nCache expiry: 86400\nDynamic content: false\nComplications: []\nCPU time usage: 0.015 seconds\nReal time usage: 0.021 seconds\nPreprocessor visited node count: 222/1000000\nPost‐expand include size: 2441/2097152 bytes\nTemplate argument size: 401/2097152 bytes\nHighest expansion depth: 5/40\nExpensive parser function count: 0/100\nUnstrip recursion depth: 0/20\nUnstrip post‐expand size: 2481/5000000 bytes\nExtLoops count: 0\n-->\n   <!--\nTransclusion expansion time report (%,ms,calls,template)\n100.00%   15.905      1 -total\n 18.62%    2.961      1 Template:Reflist\n 11.65%    1.853      1 Template:Databox-Camps\n  8.68%    1.381      1 Template:AuthorByline\n  8.59%    1.366      1 Template:Published\n-->\n   <!-- Saved in parser cache with key encycmw:pcache:idhash:3643-0!canonical and timestamp 20230613175400 and revision id 26762\n -->\n  </div>\n </div>\n</div>\n<div class=\"toplink\">\n <a href=\"#top\">\n  <i class=\"icon-chevron-up\">\n  </i>\n  Top\n </a>\n</div>",
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