— Waikīkī Historic Trail —On this site stood the villa of Chun Afong, Hawai?i's first Chinese millionaire, who arrivedin Honolulu in 1849. By 1855, he had made hisfortune in retailing, real estate, sugar and rice, and for a long time held the governmentmonopoly opium license.Chun Afong was a member of King Kalakaua's privycouncil, and married Julia Fayerweather, a descendent of Hawaiian royalty, with whom he had 16 children, 13 ofwhom were daughters. He was the inspiration for JackLondon's famous story, "Chun Ah Chun." His Waikiki villa occupied three acres of landscaped grounds. Here he gave grand parties for royalty, diplomats, military officers and other dignitaries.
|Placed By||Vision Team of Kapahulu, Diamond Head, and Waikiki|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 12:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||4Q E 621001 N 2353367|
|Decimal Degrees||21.27805000, -157.83361667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 21° 16.683', W 157° 50.017'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||21° 16' 40.98" N, 157° 50' 1.02" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2161 Kalia Rd, Honolulu HI 96815, US|
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