March 15, 1792 in Trieste, Italy
Sea Merchant, Trader
Mary Lambert Dominis
Mary Elizabeth DominisFrances Ann DominisJohn Owen Dominis
Arrived in Hawaiʻi:
April 23, 1837
August 3, 1803, Boston, Massachusetts
Captain John Dominis
Anthony Ten Eyck gave Washington Place its name. He was appointed by President James Polk as U.S. Commissioner to Hawaiʻi. He was the first lodger in the home and named the home in honor of George Washington on his birthday in 1848.
Ten Eyck sought approval from King Kamehameha III to name the house Washington Place. On February 22, 1848 King Kamehameha III granted approval and decreed that the name be retained “in all time coming.”
John Owen Dominis was husband to Queen Liliʻuokalani. He was Prince Consort of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi. He held several prominent positions within the government of the Hawaiian Kingdom including General and Commander of the Armies, secretary to King Kamehameha IV and King Kamehameha V, and the governor of Oʻahu and Maui under King Kamehameha V.
He met Lydia Pāki (later to be name Liliʻuokalani) during his school days. He and Lydia were married on September 16, 1862. When his mother Mary died, he and Liliʻuokalani inherited Washington Place. John Owen Dominis died less than a year after Liliʻuokalani became queen.
March 10, 1832, Schnectady, New York
Royal Governor of Oʻahu, Royal Governor of Maui
Prince Consort, Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
John Aimoku Dominis
April 23, 1837 at the age of 5
August 27, 1891, Washington Place, Honolulu
Washington Place has remained at the heart of Hawaiʻi’s Capitol in downtown Honolulu, Oʻahu. Best known as the home of Hawaiʻi’s beloved Queen Liliʻuokalani, this National Historic Landmark is the only official residence of a state governor in the United States that was also home to a monarch. Today, the home is managed by the State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Accounting and General Services.
320 South Beretania StreetHonolulu, Hawaiʻi 96813