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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

Postcard showing a civic holiday regatta on Kempenfelt Bay at the Government Dock at the foot of Bayfield Street. 2016-09-05T21:18:46+00:00
A postcard showing a view of Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-06-12T03:28:54+00:00
Postcard showing Grand Trunk Railway Station, currently known as the Allandale Train Station. 2016-09-03T19:15:30+00:00
Postcard showing Five Points, Dunlop Street East and West, Bayfield Street on the left and Clapperton Street on the right. 2016-09-06T17:49:04+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
Postcard showing an aerial view of the Bayshore Motor Hotel. 2016-09-05T16:31:57+00:00
A colourized postcard showing Downtown Barrie including Mulcaster Street, Market Square and several churches. Photograph taken from the old Courthouse on Worsley Street. 2016-05-01T19:19:43+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing the waterfront beach South of downtown. 2016-09-05T16:32:13+00:00
A postcard showing the intersection of Blake Street and Dundonald Street. 2016-06-09T22:39:08+00:00
A postcard of Dunlop Street viewing West from the Post Office near Owen Street. 2016-09-22T15:24:32+00:00
Postcard showing the view from Fred Grant Square looking out towards Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-06-09T22:39:51+00:00
A postcard of Queen’s Park featuring the old bandstand. 2016-07-01T19:56:19+00:00


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