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Barrie's Main Street

A walk down Barrie’s Main Street exhibit transports visitors back to the turn of the 20th Century, into the heart of downtown Barrie. The stores depicted in this exhibit are recreations of actual stores and businesses that operated in Barrie between 1890 and 1910. Represented in this gallery are several businesses, including Simmons Hat and Furs, George Monkman Apothecary, Lawrence's Fair and H.H. Otton Hardware.​

  • Antique sewing machine with spools of thread in foreground Antique sewing machine with spools of thread in foreground
    Antique sewing machine with spools of thread in foreground
  • Outside of Otton Brothers Hardware Store Outside of Otton Brothers Hardware Store
    Outside of Otton Brothers Hardware Store
  • Inside Otton Brothers Hardware Store - cash register and wooden shelves in background. Inside Otton Brothers Hardware Store - cash register and wooden shelves in background.
    Inside Otton Brothers Hardware Store - cash register and wooden shelves in background.
  • Barrie Barrie
    Barrie's Main Street Exhibit - Bank of Nova Scotia and Lawrence's Fair with wooden boardwalk.
  • Barrie Barrie
    Barrie's Main Street exhibit - Barrie Hat and Fur Store with wooden boardwalk
  • Monkmans Apothecary display - cash register and shelves full of items Monkmans Apothecary display - cash register and shelves full of items
    Monkmans Apothecary display - cash register and shelves full of items
  • Inside Monkmans Apothecary - countertop display with shelf in background Inside Monkmans Apothecary - countertop display with shelf in background
    Inside Monkmans Apothecary - countertop display with shelf in background
  • Ladies white hat and dress shoes on display Ladies white hat and dress shoes on display
    Ladies white hat and dress shoes on display
  • Ladies white hat, dress shoes, light green and white dress on display Ladies white hat, dress shoes, light green and white dress on display
    Ladies white hat, dress shoes, light green and white dress on display