D. Scott MacDonald's father, W. Blair MacDonald had a keen interest in the changing landscape of Charlottetown, and documented a number of these changes with his slide camera. Instilled with a keen sense of history at an early age, Scott and his family have always treasured the work that their father did to preserve Charlottetown's history. So, over 50 years later, Scott has nowretraced his father's steps to record how the city has changed over that time. Standing in the exact spot where his father stood, Scott has captured how the streets and buildings of Charlotttown have changed and remained the same. Scott has also researched the history of the buildings he protrays, both back to his father's time and much earlier. The result is a fascinating glimpse into why and how even a small city can change so much.
About the authors
D. Scott MacDonald,a native of Charlottetown, attended West Kent School, Queen Charlotte High and Prince of Wales College. His early career was in banking and for the last 25 years he was an in-house accountant for various firms. Although recently retires, Scott is actively involved in Zion Presbyterian Church and the Seniors Active Living Centre. He lists his interests as golf, bridge as well as other card games, and woodworking. Scott wrote a history of Zion Presbyterian Church in 1997. He is married to Cathy [nee Andrews] and lives in Stratford.
W. Blair MacDonald always took his children to visit their extended family when they were growing up. They listened with interest to the stories of their fore fathers. Through his stories, he instilled in them a sense of history, which has rubbed off on his children. For example, his son Douglas is now a genealogist with three published books on the family. Blair died in 1982 at age 60.