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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 of the Barrie Courthouse on Worsley Street. 2016-09-05T23:40:06+00:00
Postcard displaying Barrie’s Spirit Catcher at Lakeshore Marina. 2016-05-21T19:59:21+00:00
Postcard showing boaters enjoying a ride on Lovers Creek. 2016-09-02T20:32:38+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing Barrie Central Collegiate on Bradford Street. 2016-09-05T16:32:18+00:00
Postcard showing an aerial veiw of the downtown core. 2016-09-06T14:12:01+00:00
Colourized postcard of Downtown Barrie showing Dunlop Street going East from Five Points. 2016-04-23T09:02:20+00:00
Postcard showing Grand Trunk Railway Station, currently known as the Allandale Train Station. 2016-09-03T19:15:30+00:00
A postcard of Allandale Train Station on Kempenfelt Bay as it looked when operated by the Grand Trunk Railroad. 2016-06-09T16:34:37+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
A colourful postcard of Fred Grant Square. 2016-12-10T21:45:34+00:00
A large postcard showing City Hall before its demolition in 1985. 2016-07-08T04:49:32+00:00

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