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THEN & NOW: Rice’s Cigar Store and Bath Rooms

THEN & NOW: Rice’s Cigar Store and Bath Rooms

Over the years the store has changed hands, but the cigar store, founded in the 1890's, used to serve as a place to get a smoke, bath and shave
THEN & NOW: Dunlop Street East

THEN & NOW: Dunlop Street East

By 1897, Thomas Sidsworth employed eight people year-round and needed two wagons to supply his many customers
THEN & NOW: 113 Collier Street

THEN & NOW: 113 Collier Street

Several prominent Barrie people have lived in the home, including Mayor F.E.P Pepler from 1888 until the early 1900s
THEN & NOW: 152 Bradford Street

THEN & NOW: 152 Bradford Street

For the past several decades, the Jennett Funeral & Cremation Centre has operated in the building
THEN & NOW: The Bird house

THEN & NOW: The Bird house

Home at 84 Wellington St. E. has many Gothic Revival features, from its steep roof, two end chimneys, centre bay and lovely front entrance
THEN & NOW: S.S. No. 12 - Ferndale

THEN & NOW: S.S. No. 12 - Ferndale

Ferndale, a two-room brick schoolhouse, opened in 1899 and had quite a history before it closed in 1963
THEN & NOW: John Pearson House

THEN & NOW: John Pearson House

Built near the water's edge, construction was likely a challenge because of quicksand in the area
THEN & NOW: Allandale Presbyterian Church

THEN & NOW: Allandale Presbyterian Church

Final Presbyterian service at Essa Road church was held Sept. 16, 2018
THEN & NOW: Wine and liquor

THEN & NOW: Wine and liquor

Barrie Historical Archive hosting virtual walking tour to check out the city's watering holes from years gone by
THEN & NOW: Barrie Fruit Market

THEN & NOW: Barrie Fruit Market

Although downtown merchants were said to be 'bitter rivals,' they were seen leaving court together; A court official overheard the remark, 'Misery does love company'