took up quite a number of the current city blocks and was once known
for its botanical garden. The photo on the left is the fish pond, which
of course was fed by the stream 'Apuakehau.
Ka'iulani died when she was quite young in 1899. When her father Archibald Cleghorn
died about ten years later, he willed 'Ainahau to the city of Honolulu.
He had wanted the garden to become a park. This period coincided with
the burgeoning industry of tourism. Walter Dillingham and the city were
scheming the dredging of the Ala Wai Canal. Once the streams were cut
off with the canal, anyone with real estate in Waikiki stood to make
a lot of money.
see aerial photo of ala wai dredging
So greed raises its nasty head and the city of Honolulu did not honor Cleghorn's
will. They sold off 'Ainahau to investors.