This aerial photograph, taken by the Canadian military in 1942, shows the area of Fort Pepperrell. Mostly undeveloped until the United States established Fort Pepperrell (seen here), the area surrounding the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake and northwards would be rapidly developed in the coming decades, and include the Virginia Park development.
Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada, Archival Reference No. R112. MIKAN no. 4164989.