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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing Minet’s Point Park. 2016-09-05T16:31:55+00:00
Postcard looking North up the beach at Centennial Park. 2016-12-10T21:47:11+00:00
Postcard showing a regatta happening on the lakefront. 2016-09-05T16:32:16+00:00
Postcard showing City Hall on Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-06T20:27:32+00:00
Colourized postcard of Downtown Barrie showing Dunlop Street going East from Five Points. 2016-04-23T09:02:20+00:00
A postcard showing an aerial view of the city West from the Courthouse. 2016-09-05T23:40:25+00:00
A colour postcard showing the shore of Kempenfelt Bay, the railway tracks and Canadian National Railway Station in Barrie. 2016-04-21T09:28:15+00:00
Postcard of Dunlop Street looking West at Owen Street. 2016-07-08T04:46:13+00:00
Postcard showing pine trees that line Highway 11 South near Mapleview Drive. 2016-09-06T17:49:05+00:00
Postcard showing City Hall, formerly the Market Building on Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-05T16:28:50+00:00
A postcard showing Lakeview Dairy and Kentucky Fried Chicken businesses on Collier Street between Poyntz and Berczy Streets. 2016-07-04T23:08:10+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing the Barrie Train Station and waterfront shoreline around Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-09-05T16:32:17+00:00


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