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<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
<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