Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii: First Childhood Home High-Rise Rental Unit of a U.S. President

Barack Obama, America's 44th President, lived in a 10th-floor apartment with his grandparents, Stanley and Madelyn Dunham, from 1971 to 1979, the year he finished high school. His mom and he rented other dwellings on Oahu prior to their interlude in Indonesia, after his mother's remarriage. Obama's grandmother remained in the building until her death, just before her grandson's 2008 election.

Punahou Circle Apartments

Address:
1617 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Oahu, HI
Directions:
South of Hwy H1, on the way towards Waikiki. SE corner of Punahou St. and Beretania St.
Hours:
Private property. Visible from the street. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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First Childhood Home Of A U.S. President That is High-Rise Rental Unit

This was one of Barack's childhood homes where he lived with his grandparents. He actually had a few childhood homes, I believe, but this seems to be the childhood home with the most significance. He had his Punahou School graduation ceremony across the street at the Central Union Church lawn. What's interesting is that there are many religions in the area. There's a Buddhist Temple next door, a Baptist Church a block away, and the Central Union Church across the street.

[Matt Lopez, 10/27/2020]
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