The McDermott family; first house in The Uplands 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. References: “First Uplands Homes Built Prior to World War I,” by Jean Sparks, Oak Bay Archivist, May 2011. By e-mail November 24, 2012.