Comox Aerial Photos 1947

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These photographs were taken offshore from the Village of Comox on a sunny day in 1947. As you can see Comox was a much smaller, bucolic place with rural pastures and gardens running through today’s downtown area. The population at the time was around 650 people compared to 13,500 today. There are just one or two cars and hardly any people walking about. Most of the buildings and open spaces have now vanished however there are a few landmarks that still remain. This would include the Anglican Church on Church Street, the Legion and the row of rental houses on Queen Street. Sidney (Dusty) d’Esterre’s home on Buena Vista remains but is currently being renovated. The shoreline was a lot close(r to downtown as this was before the Marina Park expansion in the 1970’s.