Fonds 353

Fonds Number: 353

Title: Alfred McDonald Lumber Co.

Creator: unknown

Dates of Material: c 1930s

Physical Description: 1 photograph, approx 13″ x 17.5″

Scope and Contents:
One large photo showing buildings of the Alfred McDonald Lumber Company stretched along the edge of Little Lake. The Otonabee River is visible on the left side. The shingle mill is at the left, and the saw mill, the former Red Mill from Nassau Mills which was moved to this site after a fire at McDonald’s, is on the right.

Access Conditions:
Open to researchers.

Finding Aids:
None Available on site.

None expected.

Custodial History:
Donated to Trent Valley Archives by Barb Blackbourn, March 2012. The family had long had the photo and believed it to be of Canada Packers. However, by doing research with photographic materials in the archives it was concluded that this is a photo of part of the Alfred McDonald Lumber Company buildings at the tip of Point St Charles (now the site of Del Crary Park). The tip of the point is at the west point where the Otonabee River broadens into Little Lake from the north.

The photograph, which is terrific, appears to be printed in reverse. Alternatively the view is from the Otonabee River. We are unable to identify any distant tall buildings which show in our contemporary view from Little Lake.

Biographical Sketch/ Administrative History
A history of Alfred McDonald Lumber Company would be helpful.

Access Points:

Nassau Mills, the Red Mill
Saw Mill
Shingle Mill
Point St. Charles
Little Lake, Peterborough, Ontario