) The Dole Administration Building

) The Dole Administration Building

Kevin H.
This building was once the heart of the Lāna‘i Pineapple Plantation operations. The present building was built around 1951, and replaced the original building which served as the manager’s office, post office, and telephone exchange. The original wooden office building became too small to handle all the plantations’ needs, and was moved across the street from the flag pole, where it served the community as a post office until 2001. The “old” post office, situated in the open space at the top of the park with the bulletin board fronting it, was torn down in 2003. Facing the "Old" Dole Administration Building, the section on the right side contained the original IBM key punch center, which handled all plantation records, as well as personnel offices and a credit union. The left side of the building housed offices for the plantation manager, field superintendent, engineering and irrigation operations. Following closure of the plantation in 1992, the building was converted into offices for Castle & Cooke facilities, and housed real estate and community businesses, government and community service agencies, health and dental services, Alu Like (a Hawaiian service organization), Ke Ola Hou o Lāna‘i (a Hawaiian health care provider), and the Second Circuit Court. This section of the building is presently home to the Lāna‘i Culture & Heritage Center. #Castle__Cooke #Hawaii #Lanai_City
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