Skip to content
9.1 °Cforecast >
Light Rain

Remember This?

Barrie's own Wild West <b>(5 photos)</b>

Barrie's own Wild West (5 photos)

In this week's Remember This, Mary Harris looks back on the raucous history of the Five Points
This building rose and fell, but a mystery remains <b>(5 photos)</b>

This building rose and fell, but a mystery remains (5 photos)

In the week's 'Remember This', Mary Harris hopes for information regarding one small downtown structure
What and where was Simcoe Hall? <b>(5 photos)</b>

What and where was Simcoe Hall? (5 photos)

With a bit of digging and some assistance from the ever-helpful local experts, Mary Harris gets to the bottom of this mystery in this week's Remember This
So, you're a single mother in 1908. Now what? <b>(5 photos)</b>

So, you're a single mother in 1908. Now what? (5 photos)

'Remember This' columnist Mary Harris explains how marriage, divorce and parenthood was scandalous business in the late 1800s, early 1900s
<b>Remember This?</b> The Square <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? The Square (5 photos)

Barrie's most controversial piece of property
<b>Remember This?</b> The Ovenden murder <b>(photos)</b>

Remember This? The Ovenden murder (photos)

John Strathy was shot dead on a sharply cold day in 1896
<b>Remember This?</b> The shady deals of A.J. Tuck <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? The shady deals of A.J. Tuck (5 photos)

Mr. Tuck would come to be very familiar with the Barrie Fire Department over the years. In what may have been his first stroke of fire-related bad luck, Arthur lost a building on Gowan Street in Allandale to flames in July of 1914
<b>Remember This?:</b> Lilac Villa

Remember This?: Lilac Villa

And the man who built it
<b>Remember This?</b> A little Chinese bird <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? A little Chinese bird (5 photos)

Two years after meeting, Lieutenant Shearman Godfrey Bird married Amoi Chun and eventually settled in Barrie
<b>Remember This?</b> The very odd Guthrie story <b>(5 photos)</b>

Remember This? The very odd Guthrie story (5 photos)

What was later described as 'the greatest sensation this town has seen for years' began the evening of November 17 in 1909