3020The Wolters Apts. c. 1927
- Jul 7, 2002Hi,
I may have found a reference to the name "Wolters" as mentioned in
the 1927 Honolulu city directory
1927: Blanding Don slsmn Hon S-B r The Wolters apts
during my reading of 1926 Star-Bulletin microfilm. A short article
published on September 7, 1926, reveals that a large stamp collection
owned by W. H. F. Wolters was evaluated at $440,000. The collection
of 230,298 stamps was to be sold in New York in October 1926.
The article states that "Wolters died several years ago in Honolulu
after residing here for 25 years. His collection of stamps is listed
as one of the finest in the world."
I have a feeling that the apartment building may have been owned by
Mr. Wolters or his family. Most city directories, and some telephone
directories, provide a list of apartment buildings with specific
addresses. A check of any of the mid-1920s Honolulu directories
should yield this information. Likewise, tracking down Mr. Wolters
should be fairly simple.