LEAHI AVENUE TIMELINE
*see maps and documents page for documents
1848 – King Lunalilo acquired the Iliaina of Kapahulu as private lands during the Mahele. Land Commission Award 8559B Apana 32. Leahi Avenue in entirety falls within the bounds of this iliaina.
1874 – Death of King Lunalilo
1881 –Trustees were appointed by the Supreme Court of Hawaii to “sell and dispose” of all real estate owned by the late King Lunalilo. In accordance with this decision of the Hawaii Supreme court, the trustees set about to subdivide the iliaina.
1883 – Hawaii Registered Map No. 1502 known as “Survey of Kapahulu Lots”, “Kapahulu Lots” or “Lunalilo Estate Lots” was issued delineating the subdivided lots of the iliaina of Kapahulu by the Trustees of the Lunalilo Estate. Lots No. 11 to 29 border Leahi Avenue on the East side.
1883 – All portions of Kapahulu land adjacent to Leahi Avenue on the West side are sold to the Kapiolani Park Association (Estate of Lunalilo to Kapiolani Park Association; Liber 83 Page 135).
1883 – Kapahulu lots No. 19-26 which comprise all land adjacent to Leahi Avenue between Monsarrat Avenue and Noela Street on the East side are sold by Trustees of the Lunalilo Estate to private individuals (Estate of Lunalilo to J. Cambell; Liber 82 Page 157, Estate of Lunalilo to S. Selig; Liber 81 Page 271, Estate of Lunalilo to W.H. Bailey; Liber 82 Page 180, Estate of Lunalilo to H.J. Agnew; Liber 83 Page 145)
1883 – Hawaii Registered Map No. 1079 “Kapiolani Park” was issued delineating areas of the “Kapiolani Park Lots” being subdivided by the Kapiolani Park Association. Lots No. 1 to 57 and No. 150 to 157 border Leahi Avenue on the West side. See also CSF 3112 – Kapiolani Park Lots (1917).
1982 - The portion of Leahi Avenue between Monsarrat Avenue and Kapahulu Avenue is conveyed from the Trustees of the Estate of Lunalilo to the City and County of Honolulu (Estate of Lunalilo to City and County of Honolulu; Doc. 82-80196 Liber 16563 Page 630). See also Acquistion Parcel Map File No. 17-10-6-80 and 17-10-6-70.
1992 – The long ago abandoned portion of Leahi Avenue between Noela Street and Poni Moi Road is conveyed from the Trustees of the Estate of Lunalilo to the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society (Estate of Lunalilo to Kapiolani Park Preservation Society; Doc. 97-031975).
1996 – Subsequent to its conveyance in 1992, the same portion of Leahi Avenue between Noela Street and Poni Moi Road is conveyed from the Kapiolani Park Preservation Society to the Honolulu City Council as Trustees of the Kapiolani Park Trust (Kapiolani Park Preservation Society to Kapiolani Park Trust; Doc. 97-037975).
2017 - Leahi Avenue Permitted Interaction Group (PIG) was formed under the Diamond Head-Kapahulu Neighborhood Board to work on the safety concerns stemming from unclear ownership of Leahi Avenue between Monsarrat Avenue and Noela Drive.
2018 - Request was sent to Hawaii State Department of Transportation Director for review of Leahi Avenue under ACT 208 concerning abandoned roadways. Transportation Director concluded that the road section was not abandoned and does in fact belong to Lunalilo Trust (State DOT Letter November 2018).