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Featured Pieces: Picturesque Postcards

Postcard showing the view from Fred Grant Square looking out towards Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-06-09T22:39:51+00:00
Postcard showing aerial view of downtown and waterfront at base of Mulcaster Street. 2016-12-10T21:37:25+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
The Government Dock extends into Kempenfelt Bay. 2016-04-21T09:26:22+00:00
Postcard showing sailboats in front of Carley’s Boathouse at the foot of Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-05T16:31:48+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
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
Postcard showing Memorial Square (Fred Grant Square) on Dunlop Street East. 2016-09-06T20:27:06+00:00
Aerial postcard showing Fred Grant Square and the downtown area. 2016-06-12T03:42:16+00:00
Postcard showing Mulcaster Street Looking West. 2016-09-06T15:25:57+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
Postcard showing City Hall, formerly the Market Building on Mulcaster Street. 2016-09-05T16:28:50+00:00


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By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Historical Locations|Tags: , , |

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By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Historical Events, Historical Locations|Tags: |

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