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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

Postcard displaying Barrie’s Spirit Catcher at Lakeshore Marina. 2016-05-21T19:59:21+00:00
Postcard looking West at the Market Building on Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-05T16:18:43+00:00
Postcard showing the view from Fred Grant Square looking out towards Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-06-09T22:39:51+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing Minet’s Point Park. 2016-09-05T16:31:55+00:00
A postcard of Dunlop Street looking West with the Queen’s Hotel on the right. 2016-12-10T21:54:10+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
Colourized postcard of Downtown Barrie showing Dunlop Street going East from Five Points. 2016-04-23T09:02:20+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 City Hall on Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-06T20:27:32+00:00
Postcard of Lakeshore Drive looking East over Kempenfelt Bay towards downtown Barrie. 2016-06-11T01:37:42+00:00
A colourful postcard of Fred Grant Square. 2016-12-10T21:45:34+00:00
Postcard of the Barrie Courthouse on Worsley Street. 2016-09-05T23:40:06+00:00


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