The McDermott family; first house in The Uplands

Cadboro Bay. Real-photo postcard, author's collection. Photographer unknown. After 1912. House at left was built 1912 by Alexander McDermott. The first house in Uplands Estates (usually titled The Uplands), it stands today just inside the northern Uplands Gates at Cadboro Bay Road.
Cadboro Bay. Real-photo postcard, photographer unknown. After 1912. Author’s collection. House at left was built 1912 by stevedore Alex. McDermott on Shore Road, now Beach Drive, just inside the “gates” at Cadboro Bay Road. The first house in The Uplands, it stands today.

Alexander James Cohalan McDermott (1867-1949) was a native of Saint John, New Brunswick.


“First Uplands Homes Built Prior to World War I,” by Jean Sparks, Oak Bay Archivist, May 2011. By e-mail November 24, 2012.

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  1. My grandmothers sister was married to the son of Alexander McDermott and my grandmother spent a lot of time at this house growing up as the family wanted to adopt her and loved her so much after her sister passed while in child birth.

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