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Postcard showing the Dove Restaurant on Dunlop Street East. Building owned by Franklin Kerr. 2016-09-05T17:21:59+00:00
Postcard of Dunlop Street looking West at Owen Street. 2016-07-08T04:46:13+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
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 Highway 11 South leaving the city. 2016-09-05T16:31:57+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard showing the Government Dock at the foot of Bayfield Street. 2016-09-05T16:32:04+00:00
A postcard showing the pavilion at St. Vincent Park. 2016-07-01T19:37:03+00:00
Postcard of aerial view of Barrie’s First Shopping Plaza also known as Wellington Plaza. 2016-12-10T21:34:31+00:00
Postcard showing an aerial view of the Royal Victoria Hospital on Ross Street. 2016-09-05T16:31:53+00:00
Postcard showing City Hall on Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-06T20:27:32+00:00
Postcard showing The Clarkson Hotel on corner of Dunlop Street West and Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-06T17:49:03+00:00
Postcard showing an aerial veiw of the downtown core. 2016-09-06T14:12:01+00:00

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