Ted Strike was head of Public works for the Town of Arnprior from 1975 - 1999.
Ted Strike donated these items in 2005.
Scope and Content
Donation consists of one binder of Arnprior Generating Stations Panoramas and 7 mounted, black and white aerial photographs of the Town of Arnprior which document the downtown core, the area around the hospital and the new housing development north of Madawaska Blvd. known as the Avenues. One image shows the Madawaska River upstream from the bridges of Arnprior, before the dam was built which changed the waterway completely and created a head pond.
It appears that there were two separate dates when the obliques were taken. The images of the housing development were most likely taken in 1949 or 1950 and have been given a circa date of 1949. The images that include the high school show it under construction and with no sign of construction. According to records of the high school, the renovation was completed by 1952 so those images are dated accordingly.