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Postcard night shot of the illuminated Marketplace Arch as well as the City Hall and Municipal Buildings. 2016-05-21T20:01:45+00:00
Postcard showing Burton Avenue Public School. It will later be named King Edward Public School and currently is Unity Christian High School. 2016-09-14T09:50:41+00:00
Postcard showing the train station and cenotaph at post office square. 2016-09-05T16:18:47+00:00
Aerial postcard showing downtown including the Woolworth building on the corner of Ross and Bayfield Streets. 2016-09-05T16:08:43+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
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing Minet’s Point Park. 2016-09-05T16:31:55+00:00
Postcard showing a Civic Holiday crowd in front of the railway station. 2016-09-05T23:04:37+00:00
A postcard showing the Allandale Train Station when operated by Grand Trunk Railroad as the G.T.R. Depot. 2016-12-18T11:58:26+00:00
A Postcard showing Barrie Post Office across from the Grand Trunk Railway Station at Post Office Square on Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-03T19:27:42+00:00
A postcard showing Grand Trunk Railway Depot. 2016-09-03T19:21:11+00:00
Postcard looking North up the beach at Centennial Park. 2016-12-10T21:47:11+00:00
Postcard of aerial view of Barrie’s First Shopping Plaza also known as Wellington Plaza. 2016-12-10T21:34:31+00:00

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History Lesson: Accessing the Tollendal Mill

In the 1800s, getting to the Tollendal Mill could be a precarious journey. The only access, before a bridge was built over Lover's Creek, was by way of water or the Tollendal Mill Road. This road ran west from the Penetanguishene Road (Yonge Street), down a steep downslope, over the [...]

In Memory of the Postcard

Wish you were here. A simple sentiment that, at one time, was likely entirely overused. At one time, when distance was a real thing. When entering into someone’s company, regardless of spatial separation, wasn’t as easy as booking a cheap fight to any corner of the world. When our best [...]

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Historically Happy Holiday Wishes from the BHA

Members of the BHA celebrate their group award from Heritage Barrie. All the Barrie Historical Archive wants for Christmas is...you! Cliche? Maybe. But in earnest, we want you in 2018! We would be amazed if you shared your historical photos/documents with us. Elated if you offered us your time [...]

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