One month of repairs for one of Hawaii's oldest buildings

HONOLULU (KHNL) - Built in 1842, Honolulu's historic residence Washington Place will soon be closed for repairs and improvements.The National Historic Landmark is one of the oldest and most historic buildings in Hawaii.

Queen Lili'uokalani,Hawaii's last reigning monarch, once called Washington Place home. The residence also served as the executive mansion of Hawai'i's Governors between 1921 and 2002.

Currently used as a museum to the public, Washington Place will be closed from September 3 through October 17, 2008 to undergo safety, accessibility and landscaping repairs and improvements.

The estimated cost for the project is $358,000.

During the 2008 legislative session, the Lingle-Aiona Administration proposed a $4.9 million fund to revitalize Washington Place, but the Legislature did not approve the request.