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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> One of The Grove's best-kept secrets

THEN AND NOW: One of The Grove's best-kept secrets

The home at 135 Mulcaster St. dates back to a Scottish timber merchant
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Burton Ave. still brimming with history

THEN AND NOW: Burton Ave. still brimming with history

Burton Avenue was named for the Burton boys — James, Martin and George, sons of lumberman John Burton — who would figure prominently in Barrie’s history and development
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Codrington St. home remains 'captivating'

THEN AND NOW: Codrington St. home remains 'captivating'

East-end Barrie house built in the mid-1870s for the Laurie family
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Belleview once among city's 'grandest' homes

THEN AND NOW: Belleview once among city's 'grandest' homes

Estate purchased by Knights of Columbus in 1962 and fraternity has been guardian of the historic Berczy Street home ever since
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> The face behind Burn's Grocery

THEN AND NOW: The face behind Burn's Grocery

It's had some different looks over the years, but Burn's Grocery site definitely a well-known spot on Blake Street in Barrie's east end
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> The Grove among oldest local neighbourhoods

THEN AND NOW: The Grove among oldest local neighbourhoods

Many of the homes, featuring Gothic Revival, Edwardian and Georgian architecture, still stand today in Barrie
<b>THEN AND NOW: </b> The original home of Eplett’s Electric

THEN AND NOW: The original home of Eplett’s Electric

139 Dunlop St. East has been home to a few businesses over the years, including Eplett's Electric
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Mary St. house home to a lot of history

THEN AND NOW: Mary St. house home to a lot of history

You’ll need some trust, imagination, or a little of both to see any traces of the original building in the house at 88 Mary St.
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Penetang St. home helped open up old Barrie

THEN AND NOW: Penetang St. home helped open up old Barrie

One-time owner of the first property on the north side of Penetang Street was Gilbert Love, who ran a livery business
<b>THEN AND NOW:</b> Warnica family home remains a 'looker'

THEN AND NOW: Warnica family home remains a 'looker'

Family became influential after George Frederick Hanning Warnica immigrated to area from Denmark