Monday, October 31, 2016
OBAMA'S HAWAIIAN CHILDHOOD HOME:
Sources: Obama's Neighborhood, YouTube
1971 to 1979 - 1617 S. Beretania, #1206 Punahou Circle
In 1971, Barack Obama returned to Honolulu to live with his grandparents, who had moved to unit #1206 at the Punahou Circle Apartment building on 1617 S. Beretania in Makiki.
In 1973 the elder Dunhams along with young Barack shifted to apartment 1008 in the same building.
Constructed in 1965 and still in existence today, the monolithic 96-unit building looks to be threadbare and dated.
A white plastic table and chairs sit beneath a shabby portico--unlikely targets for thieves.
On one apartment balcony tiny American flags flap in the breeze.
Punahou Circle was Barry Obama's principal residence throughout most of his Honolulu schooling (1971-79) and remained the home of his grandmother until her death in November of 2008.