The McCandless Building, 925 Bethel St.
Harry Livingston Kerr designed this domineering Richardsonian Romanesque-style edifice out of stones from the Kapalama and Moiliili quarries for the McCandless brothers. James McCandless, with brothers Lincoln and John, built a bloated fortune digging artesian wells around Oahu to make water available to the arid Leeward sugar plantations. In 1893, the three bro-verthrowers jumped at the chance to abrogate Queen Liliuokalani for the “public safety and common good,” they said at the time. The McCandless Building was also the home of the Commercial Club, an exclusive gambling hangout for rich, elite Republicans.