The old Honolulu Police Station on the corner of Merchant and Bethel streets in Downtown Honolulu was built in 1931 at a cost of $300,000. Described as "one of the city's most attractive buildings, inside and out . . . [and] destined to rank among the finest structures of its kind in America," the Honolulu Police Station was designed by local architect Louis M. Davis and built by F.M. Dias.
(source Densho Encyclopedia)