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Then and Now

<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
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Maple Hill

THEN AND NOW: Maple Hill

Maple Hill home to various education and day-care businesses over the past 20 years, but the history behind it goes back a lot further
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> How South Ward School became King Edward <b>(3 photos)</b>

THEN AND NOW: How South Ward School became King Edward (3 photos)

Built in 1906, the Allandale school set the tone for other school renovations
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Stately Bayfield St. home remains in 'marvellous shape'

THEN AND NOW: Stately Bayfield St. home remains in 'marvellous shape'

House built in 1895 for John H. Bennett and his wife, Fannie Augusta Meeking; Bennett served as Barrie's mayor in the early 1900s
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Turreted Dunlop St. building once served as mayor's residence

THEN AND NOW: Turreted Dunlop St. building once served as mayor's residence

Lake-facing home near Poyntz Street was the home of Donald Ross, who was Barrie's mayor in 1905 and 1906
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> The tragic tale of tailor Alex Milne

THEN AND NOW: The tragic tale of tailor Alex Milne

Highly respected Barrie businessman was struck by a jitney on Bradford Street in December 1922 and died 32 hours later
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Allandale Lawn Bowling Club

THEN AND NOW: Allandale Lawn Bowling Club

Lawn bowling locally helped make Barrie 'one of the sportiest towns in northern country'
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> R.I. Fraser and Company

THEN AND NOW: R.I. Fraser and Company

Downtown merchant was a seasoned dry goods man, having had experience in the larger cities of England and Scotland
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Downtown Allandale

THEN AND NOW: Downtown Allandale

Allandale may not have the busy commercial centre it once did, but it's still a vibrant, historic neighbourhood within Barrie
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> China Hall

THEN AND NOW: China Hall

'Our dinner sets are marvels – not only because the patterns are admiringly painted and perfectly burnt in, but also on account of their very low prices'