Photo of the Week
February 18, 2001
Here is a classic photo of the downtown Balboa
area. This 1950's vintage postcard was taken before the split the earth
island in the foreground making the new La Boca road. The cement
area in the foreground was still just a parking lot for the churches.
Note the Knights of Columbus with the American flag flying high. The
Panama Canal Pilots building, Christian Science Building and then the
Canal Zone Credit Union can be seen. In the distance, St. Mary's
school and the YMCA. And then the most significant item in this
picture, is the Boy Scouts of America Statue of Liberty on the earth
island. The statue stood here for many years until it was moved in
front of Balboa fire station when they made the new La Boca road.
What a great old photo from the "Golden Days" of the Canal Zone. May we never forget our Canal Zone heritage!
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