Maui Blog - Georgie Hunter R(S): July 22, 1940 newspaper ads from Honolulu speak of another time

July 22, 1940 newspaper ads from Honolulu speak of another time

July 22, 1940 newspaper ads from Honolulu speak of another time

There's a really old house on my listing at 980 Kamehameiki Rd in Kula Maui.  One room is papered with old newspapers from 1940, the year the home was built.  Most of the papers have come off but a few are still legible.  I snapped some pictures.  Haunting images.

July 22, 1940 newspaper ads from Honolulu speak of another time

July 22, 1940 newspaper ads from Honolulu speak of another time


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Georgie Hunter R(S) e-Pro, Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers

161 Wailea Ike Place C-103B, Wailea HI 96753

127 Hana Hwy. #G, Paia HI 96779

800 667-5028 ex 8241

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Comment balloon 8 commentsGeorgie Hunter R(S) 58089 • June 08 2014 02:55AM


I often find old newspapers and walls of houses that have been repossessed. Around here that I can get back into the 1890s. When I lived in Hawaii I thought it was too humid for a newspaper to survive very long in the walls without the bugs or termites getting to them..

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) over 4 years ago

Hello Georgie ... those are some old news papers and I love the window photographs, and are those clouds reflecting on the glass in the last photo? Your post has been featured to the group:

CLOUDS AT ACTIVERAIN (clouds attached)


Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 4 years ago

Paul and Bob - thanks for checking out the old papers and windows. Yes Kula has a dry enough climate to preserve things a little better.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 4 years ago

Georgie...that is too funny. I was to Maui a couple of years ago...19 cents...can you even buy a stick of gum for that now :)

Posted by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, Florida Space Coast Homes (Waves Realty) over 4 years ago

Georgie price is so different now.   I too love looking at old newspaper.

Love the photo of the window.

Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 4 years ago

Georgie-Talk about turning back the hands of time. That is going back a few years.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) over 4 years ago

Georgie, I had an old Victorian that was "papered" on one wall of some 1800's newspapers! It was quite the find. And on top of it, the owners had photos of the original builders of the home. Such a glorious way to show history! They even had a "timecapsule" buried in a column when they updated the home. 

Ahhhh...history is so wonderful. Thank you for these. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 4 years ago

Georige, These are very nicely captured photos. I can't help but notice the prices of clothing in that time! Men's dress shirt $1.25...imagine that!

Posted by Whitney Watson (First Heritage Mortgage) over 4 years ago

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