On this site stood the villa of Chun Afong, Hawaii's first Chinese millionaire, who arrived in Honolulu in 1849. By 1855,
he had made his fortune in retailing, real estate, sugar, and rice, and for a long time held the government-monopoly opium
license. He was the inspiration for Jack London's famous story "Chun Ah Chun." One of the last important military fortifications
of its time, it was dedicated on December 7, 1976, as the home of the U.S. Army Museum of Hawai'i.