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Before Television: Comox Post Office Model

CDM 2002.102.1

CDM 2002.102.1

While not created before the age of television, this model of the Comox Post Office certainly shows a dedication to handcrafting and embellishment.

The model was made in 2002 by Dave McKay (b. 1930 – d. 2008) of Union Bay. Dave was well known for creating miniature replicas of Comox Valley landmark buildings. His replica of “old Union Bay” is on display in the former Union Bay School building.

The Comox Post Office pictured here and modeled above, was built in 1913 and torn down in 1958 to be replaced by a modern facility.

CDM P255-235a

CDM P255-235a