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Then and Now shares historical photos and personal stories of past people, places, and events and connects them to their significance today. They are made possible through the continued support of Georgian International as part of our Community Leaders Program.


<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Looking back at the history of C. Harrison and Co.

THEN AND NOW: Looking back at the history of C. Harrison and Co.

Although it has changed in appearance over the decades due to fire, C. Harrison and Co., located around 11 Dunlop St. E., remains part of downtown Barrie
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Chula Vista all abuzz one century ago

THEN AND NOW: Chula Vista all abuzz one century ago

Eye-catching stonework in front of Essa Road home, where Robert King ran his bustling apiary, still remains today
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> 'Majestic' Maplehurst hosted many liquor-imbued social events

THEN AND NOW: 'Majestic' Maplehurst hosted many liquor-imbued social events

Mrs. Howard Dyment saw the home could be a money-maker and began throwing soirees on High Street, which landed her in hot water with the law at first
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Barrie's first female mayor once resided at Glenholme

THEN AND NOW: Barrie's first female mayor once resided at Glenholme

Marjorie Hamilton's platform was about growth, expansion and fiscal responsibility; She also declared a civic holiday in May 1951 to celebrate the Barrie Flyers' Memorial Cup win
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Long gone but not soon forgotten: Part two <b>(10 photos)</b>

THEN AND NOW: Long gone but not soon forgotten: Part two (10 photos)

The passage of time makes photographs vitally important and sometimes it’s all we have to help document history for future generations
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Long gone but not soon forgotten: Part one <b>(12 photos)</b>

THEN AND NOW: Long gone but not soon forgotten: Part one (12 photos)

To mark Deb Exel's 100th column, this week we present a selection of buildings that will never grace the popular Sunday feature
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Blake St. home housed 'sons of gentlemen' in the 1800s

THEN AND NOW: Blake St. home housed 'sons of gentlemen' in the 1800s

'M.G.' initials of Maurice Gaviller, who went on to design several important buildings in Barrie, still visible in upstairs window today
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Midhurst's little white church dates back to 1883

THEN AND NOW: Midhurst's little white church dates back to 1883

After more than 100 years, the St. Paul's Anglican Church congregation had to move to larger premises in 1987
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Former Murchison's Store on Mulcaster St. looks very similar even today

THEN AND NOW: Former Murchison's Store on Mulcaster St. looks very similar even today

Bay window and first-floor changes in the south building likely occurred when structure was converted to apartments in 1940s
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> The stately and majestic Woodlawn Estate

THEN AND NOW: The stately and majestic Woodlawn Estate

Today, Woodlawn is every bit as magnificent as it was 145 years ago