The natatorium was built as living memorial dedicated to “the men and women who served during the great war.” The men and women only live on in memory but the natatorium is still with us … for now.

While many of us weren’t around to see the Waikiki Natatorium in its heyday as a competitive swimming pool and social gathering place, Curt Sanburn’s recent article inspired a look for old photos and thinking about a distant, black and white Honolulu.

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