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Postcard showing sailboats in front of Carley’s Boathouse at the foot of Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-05T16:31:48+00:00
Three views of Lovers Creek on a postcard. 2016-05-18T05:20:33+00:00
The Post Office was located where Memorial Square is today, on Dunlop Street at the foot of Owen Street. 2016-12-18T12:04:05+00:00
A postcard showing the Allandale Train Station when owned and run by the Grand Trunk Railroad. 2016-07-04T00:45:09+00:00
Postcard displaying Barrie’s Spirit Catcher at Lakeshore Marina. 2016-05-21T19:59:21+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 the original Court House on Mulcaster Street. 2016-07-01T18:43:41+00:00
Postcard showing Dunlop Street East from Five Points. 2016-12-10T21:33:16+00:00
A postcard of Lakeside Park later renamed Bayview Park and then Sam Cancilla Park, showing Carley’s Boats and the waterfront gazebo. 2016-06-21T20:03:26+00:00
Postcard showing an aerial view of the Bayshore Motor Hotel. 2016-09-05T16:31:57+00:00
Postcard showing Kempenfelt Bay with the railway station in the background. 2016-09-06T15:25:56+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing Highway 11 South leaving Barrie. 2016-09-05T16:31:55+00:00

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