A Yellow House

Snapshot of a house located within the perimeter of the later Panama Canal Zone next to the former Gorgas Hospital on the Pacific Side. Photo by ©Omar Upegui R.

As you can see, the residence is being painted and renovated.  These houses were built by the Panama Canal Comission to house their employees.  They had very thick wall, red tiles on the roof, and high ceiling to improve ventilation.

These solid constructions were replicated in Panama City in the neighborhood of Bellavista.  As a result of escalating real estate prices, many of these regal houses were torn down and replaced with boring match-boxed styled towers.  Fortunately this is not the case in the former Canal Zone.  These houses are constantly renovated and very well preserved.  Good Day.


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