21764-View of Ancon, Tivoli Hotel in the Distance, Canal Zone.
Ancon. holds the same relation to Panama of Ancon. It will have 75,000 square feet of
City that Cristobal does to the city of Colon, floor space and will cost nearly $400,000.
at the opposite end of the canal. In other This structure will overlook the entrance to
words, Ancon is the name given to the Amer- the canal and the terminal piers at Balboa.
ican settlement which has grown up within In the early days cf the Canal construction
the confines of the Canal Zone proper and it was difficult to get good food. But, at
immediately beyond the outskirts cf Pan- present, the Subsistence Department has
ama, which city was retained.by the Repub- overcome that difficulty by a system of hotels
lic of Panama when the United States Gov- and commissary stations. The former are
ernment got possession of the Canal Zone. reserved for the white, gold, employees.
The town of Ancon has been chosen as There are nineteen hotels in all, the largest
the permanent headquarters for the Canal being the Hotel Tivoli, here shown. It is a
administration. The administration building very fine hotel. Washington Hotel is the
itself is to be located on a knoll to the west corresponding one in Colon.
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