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Maui railroad building closer to historic status

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - One of the last remnants of Maui's plantation era is getting closer to receiving historic status.

The Old Kahului Railroad Building has been nominated to the Hawaii and national registers of historic places.

The 1923 administration building across from Maui Mall served as the headquarters for the railroad's rail yard at Kahului Harbor.

The Maui News reported Monday the Hawaii Historic Places Review Board and State Historic Preservation officer will decide in February whether to place the building on the state registry. The officer will then forward the decision to the U.S. National Park Service, which will consider it for the National Register of Historic Places.

The railroad was Hawaii's first and last fully operating sugar transportation railway. The railroad hauled the last trainload of sugar cane in 1966.

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