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THEN & NOW: Rowanhurst

Rowanhurst was demolished about 1955 to make way for the new Canadian Tire store
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This ongoing series from Deb Exel at the Barrie Historical Archive shows old photos from the collection and one from the present day.

Rowanhurst

In an area of magnificent and elegant homes, there was another one that once stood on Elizabeth Street (now Dunlop Street West) at the northeast corner of High Street: Rowanhurst.

It was built by Nathaniel Dyment and his wife, Annie McRae.

Two other prominent Barrie families had lived in Rowanhurst over the years: the Harts and the Cancillas.

High Street had other Dyment family homes: the well-known Maplehurst at 72 High St., and the home of John Dyment, located at the corner of High and Dunlop streets, both of which are still standing. 

Rowanhurst was demolished about 1955 to make way for the new Canadian Tire store.




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