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Como is situated south of South Perth bounded by the Swan River to the west, Kensington and Bentley to the east, and Manning to the south. In 1891 Mr Edmund Comer ,a farmer from Christchurch, New Zealand, acquired the land. In 1905 subdivision of the area commenced and the name of the development was Como Estate. Como could be a corruption of Mr Comer's surname. Another theory is that it could be named after Lake Di Como in Northern Italy


 
 
West to Canning Bridge  
 
 

Como - Pagoda Hotel and Restaurant

The Pagoda on Melville Parade. This has long been a familiar landmark, indeed it has been here as far back as 1922! It was originally built as a dance hall and tea rooms. Today it is known as the Broadwater Pagoda Hotel which boasts luxury accommodation, bars, a restaurant and a function centre. It is on the corner of Comer Street. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO001

 

Como - Kwinana Freeway

Crossing the bridge at the end of Comer Street, this is a view looking south down the Kwinana Freeway. That next bridge joins up with Preston Street. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO002

 

Como - Breakwater on Foreshore

On the foreshore on the Swan River between Comer and Preston Streets. There are a number of small breakwaters, bagged like this, or stone. You can see the Como Jetty stretching off to the right and that large apartment block is in Applecross. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO003

 

Como - Jetty

A view up the Como jetty. The suburb of Dalkeith is on the far river bank. At the end of the jetty is a boat mooring facility. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO004

 

Como - Foreshore North

A view from the Preston Street freeway overpass looking north along Como foreshore. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO005

 

Como - Preston Street Bridge

Here is a look at the Preston Street overpass bridge taken from the Como jetty. It winds around and around but if you're up to it, there is a stairway. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO006

 

Como - Preston Street Apartments

At the west end of Preston Street is this row of fine apartments. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO007

 

Como - Shopping Centre Preston Street

The shopping centre on Preston Street at the Labouchere Road end. This building, a part of the shopping centre has been here for quite a long time and has always reminded me of an airport control tower, with those inwards sloping windows. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO008

 

Como - View West down Preston Street

A view west down Preston Street, apart from Canning Highway this is the main street of the suburb. To the left is the shopping centre. That building with the orange roof is the Karalee Tavern. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO009

 

Como - Cygnet Theatre

The Cygnet Theatre on Preston Street. Originally called the Como Theatre, this building was opened in 1938. It is on the state heritage register. This is one of the few original suburban theatres still operating as a movie-house. To the left of screen they have a restaurant. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO010

 

Como - Beach Deli Shop

On Labouchere Road on the corner of Eric Street is this lovely old shop. Hopefully this will be here for many more decades! October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO011

 

Como - Water Supply Pumping Station

These tiny little pump houses are dotted all over Perth so I decided to include this one. It is a Metropolitan Water Supply facility built in 1939. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO012

 

Como - Latter Day Saints Church

On Labouchere Road is this rather futuristic yet eye-catching Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. It's near the end of Eric Street. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO013

 

Como - Baptist Church

Right down at the southern end of Robert Street, just before the road meets the Canning Highway, is the Como Baptist Church. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO014

 

Como - Derelict House

I don't know why I took this. Oh, yes I do. This derelict house will probably soon be gone so here it is included here for posterity. This is just across from the Baptist Church on Robert Street. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO015

 

Como - Como Hotel

Sitting on the north-west corner of Canning Highway and South Terrace is the Como Hotel. The Como - South Perth border is South Terrace and as this pub is on the north side it is technically in South Perth, not Como at all. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO016

 

Como - Shops on Canning Highway

Diagonally opposite from the Como Hotel are these couple of shops on Canning Highway. That white golf shop is looking quite striking in the afternoon sunlight and contrasts well with the yellow ink cartridge next door. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO017

 

Como - Anglican Church Hall

Moving across Canning Highway to the east side of Como. This is perhaps the original St Augustine's Anglican Church. Perhaps used as a hall now. There is a sparkling new Church next door. This is on the corner of Cale and Park Streets. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO018

 

Como - Hazel McDougall House

On Clydesdale Street adjacent to McDougall Park is the McDougall Dairy Farm and Hazel McDougall House. This, of course, is the house. Mr and Mrs McDougall bought this property in 1914 and sold the it to the City of South Perth in 1952. Since 1982, Hazel McDougall House has operated as an Art and Craft Centre. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO019

 

Como - McDougall Park Lake

The lake in McDougall Park. This is a look west from the Ley Street side. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO020

 

Como - McDougall Park Lake

A small walkway separates two sections of the lake. This photo looks across the walkway from east to west. Many people are picnicking in the park today, and the place abounds with wild fowl and a few resident seagulls. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO021

 

Como - McDougall Park Lake

A final look at the park and lake. This view takes in some of the central island which is a haven away from predators for nesting or resting bird life. This is taken from near Clydesdale Street and therefore looking east. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO022

 

Como - Murray Street Shop

On Murray Street is the Cosmos Food Store adorned with its predominantly blue and white advertising. I hope this store is here, operating, for many years to come. October 2012. Photos Ref: COMO023


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