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CHARLES DOBIE : LOCAL HISTORY
ATIKOKAN ONTARIO

Ten Aerial Photos of Atikokan, 1950's and later.

The photos are arranged roughly in date order.

Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, 1950.

The caption on the back of this postcard dates the photo as August, 1950. As you can see, most of the buildings on Main Street haven't been built, and Don Park is about half completed.
Photo by Photographic Survey Corp.

Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, early 1950's.

Thanks to Susan Bryk for this photo which is a better quality version of the postcard photo above.
Susan says: " From south of the tracks, on Main Street from west to east -- North side: Curling club, Dustak's house, Ross' rooming house, Iron City Cleaners, Burke's Rooms & Apartments, Newman's, Lee's Steak Grill.
South side: Dolmar Motors (now M & C Motors), Refrigeration and Electrical Appliance Service, Lindsay's Home Furnishing, Landry Apartments, Fraser Electric, Sinclair's Restaurant, Walt's Dry Goods, building owned by Jim Sinclair housing Nelson's Insurance, Roseman's Furniture Store (plus numerous small businesses in back), no Hudson's Bay yet. "
Click here to see an enlarged version of the above photo.

Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, 1953.

Looking from north to south. O'Brien Street runs diagonally from the bottom of the photo and across the Atikokan River. Note the two bridges -- the small original bridge is at the right with the new bridge being built beside it. The Rockton Hotel is in place (I remember when they trucked it in pieces from Steep Rock) but neither the Hudson's Bay, Chapples, or the Atikokan Progress, among many others, have yet been built.

Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, 1953.

Looking from west to east with Main Street running from bottom left to top centre. The old original townsite is at the far right near the roundhouse. The curling rink is the large building at the far left. The O'Brien St. bridge can also be seen further up, running off the left edge.

Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, 1953.

Don Park was the first large housing subdivision, situated at the north-west end of town. Most of the curling rink can be seen at the far right edge, near the bottom.

Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, 1958.

Thanks to Susan Bryk for this photo which was taken in 1958, from the north.
It shows the main downtown area.
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Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, 1960s.

Don Park is at the bottom of this postcard photo which may have been taken in the 1960's, but I can't see anything distinctive to date it.

Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, about 1960.

Thanks to Dave Edmunds for this photo. They lived on Pine Crescent which is in the foreground. He thinks the photo was taken around 1960.

Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, 1967.

Thanks to Susan Bryk for this photo which was taken August, 1967, from the east.
Alder Ave., Sumac Rd. and Ceder Crescent are in the foreground.
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Atikokan Ontario aerial photo, 1967.

Thanks to Susan Bryk for this photo which was taken August, 1967, from the south-east.
It shows the downtown area.
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