Honolulu Iron Works
It was near Queen (now Ala Moana/Nimitz) and Marin/Nuʻuanu that a business using steam power for business purposes began. Honolulu Steam Flouring Company also milled wheat sent to Honolulu from the fields on Maui.
But the future of Honolulu Iron Works was not grain. As the sugar plantations flourished, machines began producing hardware for the sugar mills. By the turn of the century, the Iron Works was making complete sugar ‘factories’ for plantations.