Sad news this morning (Feb 28) to hear that the historic Lorne Hotel in downtown Comox burnt down last night.  Built in 1878 it held the oldest pub in BC.  Pat and I enjoyed a pub meeting there last year.  Quaint and popular watering hole and a prominent fixture in the downtown core.

If you recall my blog of a couple of weeks ago I did a drive around Comox and Courtenay visiting historical buildings after finishing a book on the history of the area.  While not built by Jospeh McFee,the subject of the book,  the Lorne Hotel was featured  because one of his stores was next door. 

The building was in great shape and it is a shame to lose one of the last original buildings.