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Can you identify this neighborhood?

We need your help with identifying the location and purpose of these buildings. We assume that they are residential buildings.

Please click each image to enlarge and comment below, including the photo number if necessary, to help us identify these buildings.

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Photo 2
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Photo 3

16 Comments

  • Scott Boykin

    They look like military quarters. Judging from the car in the garage, they are from way before my time there as a kid in the early 1970s.

  • Gail Goodrich Totten

    it looks more like Pan Canal housing to me – maybe Corozal? Photo 2 looks like the houses on the left as you went to the pool or the animal hospital.

  • Bill McLaughlin

    The appear to be the concrete housing built in the 1950s and it looks like Los Rios off of Anton Street. Looks like Tank Hill in the distance. It is Canal Zone PCC housing and not military.Please have the photos enlarge when clicking on them for better study.The blog had this function in the past. Once I can study an enlargement, I should be able to ID them better.

  • Bob Dillon

    La boca. Is that tabernilla street in the upper right hand corner of the bottom picture? Are those two monoliths the footings for the new Thatcher Ferry Bridge, second picture?

  • Ted Tzavaras

    Look’s to me like a residential neighborhood in Ft. Amador.

    On Tue, Feb 5, 2019 at 12:16 PM The Panama Canal Museum Collection at UF wrote:

    > ufpcmcollection posted: “We need your help with identifying the location > and purpose of these buildings. We assume that they are residential > buildings. Please click each image to enlarge and comment below, including > the photo number if necessary, to help us identify these buildi” >

  • Bob

    The duplex homes look like the one I lived in the 1950’s and early 1960’s in Balboa. The homes in Photo 1 have what look royal palm trees growing next to them but I do not remember this occurring in Balboa. Photo 3 has a hill in the background but it does not look like Sosa or Ancon hill in Balboa, (no broadcast tower/buildings appear on its top). I also do not remember street lights looking like the ones in Photos 2 and 3. Perhaps someone who lived in Los Rios, Corozal, or Cardenas may recognize the hill or street settings.

  • Kathleen Robbins

    My family lived on Frangipani St. in Balboa in a duplex just like Photo 1. We parked our car under the house just like that. The house was on stilts. This is not Frangipani, but it is civilian housing and looks like this. We were at the base of Ancon Hill and on stilts because of flooding.

  • bkarrer2013

    they are obviously living quarters of the 1960s vintage. Maybe that hill in back can help someone who actually lived there. These houses are sorta familiar so I’d suggest Cardenas Village, Corozal or Margarita as a few possibilities. I doubt if they are military like at Kobbe or Gulick; in fact, I am sure they are not Gulick as I lived there 1967-69. Bob Karrer

  • Chris Guetter

    My father was in the FAA and we lived in Cardenas Village, which was all FAA personnel. Photo 1 looks VERY familiar to me. That duplex house that has a white car in the garage is the EXACT same house we lived in. It has 3 bedrooms (all upstairs), 2 bathrooms upstairs (1 FULL bath) and 2 bathrooms downstairs, 1 by the front door and the other in the back on the patio, near the washer/dryer connections. Some people enclosed the garage area to turn it into a workshop/storage area, as we did. Some of the housing also had 2 bedrooms or 1 bedroom as I see in the single floor buildings, depending on the size of the family. They may have built these elsewhere in the Canal Zone but these were DEFINITELY in Cardenas Village. I moved there when I was 10yrs old in 1971 and moved back to the states in 1976.

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