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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

Postcard showing Fred Grant Square, now known as Memorial Square. 2016-09-05T16:06:32+00:00
Postcard showing the view from Fred Grant Square looking out towards Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-06-09T22:39:51+00:00
Postcard showing the City Marina near the bottom of Bayfield Street. 2016-09-05T16:06:33+00:00
A colourized postcard of the waterfront at Minet’s Point. 2016-12-18T11:54:46+00:00
Postcard Showing Mulcaster Street, County Jail and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church. 2016-09-06T15:25:58+00:00
A postcard depicting Highway 11 as it exits town heading towards Bradford. 2016-07-06T18:56:21+00:00
Postcard showing The Clarkson Hotel on corner of Dunlop Street West and Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-06T17:49:03+00:00
Fred Grant Square postcard featuring in the background a shot of the Wilson Building and Jackson’s Grill. 2016-12-10T21:45:29+00:00
Postcard showing Highway 11 South leaving the city. 2016-09-05T16:31:57+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
Postcard showing aerial view of downtown and waterfront. 2016-12-10T21:47:19+00:00
Souvenir of Barrie Postcard Collection showing Barrie Central Collegiate on Bradford Street. 2016-09-05T16:32:18+00:00


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