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Then and Now

<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> 190 Shanty Bay Road

THEN AND NOW: 190 Shanty Bay Road

During early days of settlement, Kempenfeldt's growth outpaced nearby Barrie; Kempenfeldt had four taverns, a brewery, a wharf and more
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Rockforest II

THEN AND NOW: Rockforest II

Original Rockforest was built on Peel Street, but was demolished in the 1980s to make way for townhouses; Rockforest II was constructed on Owen Street around 1900
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> 80 Toronto Street

THEN AND NOW: 80 Toronto Street

Reported in 1876: 'Of the new dwellings going up, the one being built by Mr. William Boys on Toronto Street deserves special notice. It will be a cottage style, built of frame and stucco plastered, and will cost about $3,000'
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> 162 Dunlop Street East

THEN AND NOW: 162 Dunlop Street East

Property has a long and storied history in Barrie, including as the Union Inn and thuggery surrounding the general election in 1841
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Rose Cottage <b>(4 photos)</b>

THEN AND NOW: Rose Cottage (4 photos)

Located on Davidson Street, Rose Cottage was built in the mid-1840s for John and Elizabeth Bingham, who arrived in Canada from England
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Bell Telephone office building

THEN AND NOW: Bell Telephone office building

In the 1950s, the Parkway Exchange was created, with the first two digits in the phone number becoming '7' and '2' representing the first two letters in Parkway
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> St. James Anglican Church, Crown Hill

THEN AND NOW: St. James Anglican Church, Crown Hill

There are many families with deep ties to the little community north of Barrie and several still reside in Crown Hill or nearby
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Roselawn

THEN AND NOW: Roselawn

Maj. Joseph Rogers probably had the best lawn ornament on the block – a working cannon!
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Generation after generation, Bayfield St. home has many tales

THEN AND NOW: Generation after generation, Bayfield St. home has many tales

In 1888, the names John Barr and James Henry were both listed on the title of the property at 169 Bayfield St., and it’s possible the house was built about this time
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b>  Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church

THEN AND NOW: Oro African Methodist Episcopal Church

During the restoration, fingerprints of one the original construction workers were found in the dried mud of the old log walls