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Country Home on Grey Road 2

Country Home on Grey Road 2

Photograph of a country home located on Grey Road 2 at 496487. Owned by Bill Wright family during the early 1900s and was later sold to the McNallys. 


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Grey Road 2 Country Home

Grey Road 2 Country Home

Photograph of Dykstra Family home in 1986. Fire number 496487 on Grey Road 2 outside of Thornbury.

 


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Craigleith Community Centre: Heritage Sign

Craigleith Community Centre: Heritage Sign

The Craigleith Community Centre, located at 123 Lakeshore Road in Craigleith has been a long standing heritage building. The building was built in 1862 as a school and was Craigleith's first and only stone public building (Garrad, 1993).  For a more detailed photo of the Centre please refer to the picture, "Craigleith Community Centre" ID: 67.


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Craigleith Provincial Park Campground

Craigleith Provincial Park Campground

The Craigleith Provincial Park Campground store. Located at the entrance of the campground just off of Highway 26. 


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Carmel Methodist Cemetery

Carmel Methodist Cemetery

The Carmel Methodist Heritage Cemetery, located 2km from the village of Gilbraltor. Historically apart of the Collingwood Township, Gibraltor is currently apart of The Town of the Blue Mountains. The cemetery address is: 595251 4th Line, The Blue Mountains, N0H 2E0. 


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The McNichol Farm House

The McNichol Farm House

 

Located at 588135 on the 9th sideroad in Ravenna, this is the birthplace and home if David John McNichol, Collingwood Township's longest serving Reeve and one of Grey County's most succesful municipal politicians. Reeve McNichol was born September 20, 1918, one of 8 children. In 1947 David married his wife Hazel (Knox) and together they farmed the property and raised their family of 5 in this home. 

McNichol was first elected to municipal Council in 1949, then elected Reeve in 1952, a position in which he served continously till his death in 1994. In 2003, this home was designated under the Ontario Heritage Act as a property of cultural heritage value by the Town of the Blue Mountains. He was a founding Director of both the Georgian Triangle Tourist Association and the Georgian Trail Board of Managament. 

McNichol's children and grandchildren also grew up in Ravenna only neighbours away. The McNichol family developed a lumber yard and continue to preserve the heritage property. 

 

 


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Ravenna Community Hall, Front View

Ravenna Community Hall, Front View

The Ravenna Community Hall is located at 628299 on Grey Road 119, next to the intersection of Grey Road 119 and Grey Road 2. The long standing Community Hall is available to be rented for events and functions. It is located next to the Ravenna Park and is adjacent from the Ravenna General Store. Please see second photo titled: "Ravenna Community Hall, Side View," image ID: 89. 

 


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Ravenna Community Hall, Side View

Ravenna Community Hall, Side View

The Ravenna Community Hall is located at 628299 on Grey Road 119, next to the intersection of Grey Road 119 and Grey Road 2. The long standing Community Hall is avalable to be rented for events and functions. It is located next to the Ravenna Park and is adjacent from the Ravenna General Store. Please see first photo for front view, titled: "Ravenna Community Hall, Front View," image ID: 88. 


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Mrs. Gibson and the Craigleith Station

Mrs. Helen Speck Gibson, visiting the Craigleith Heritage Depot, August 13th 2016 to relive her birth place. Mrs. Gibson was born in the Craigleith Station February 23, 1922. Her father, Alan Speck was the station master. Here is her interview, accompanied by her son Douglas Gibson. Interviewer is Robert Buchanan.


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Polaroid Photograph - Depot Exterior

Polaroid Photograph - Depot Exterior

This photograph is of the exterior of the Depot Restaurant. It was taken with a Polaroid camera, from highway 26. Most likely taken in the spring or summer.

 


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Polaroid Photograph - Depot Exterior Dusk

Polaroid Photograph - Depot Exterior Dusk

This photograph is of the exterior of the Depot Restaurant taken at dusk. It was taken with a Polaroid camera, highway 26 (south-east of the Depot). Most likely it was taken in the spring or summer

 


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Polaroid Photograph - Depot Exterior at Grey Rd 19

Polaroid Photograph - Depot Exterior at Grey Rd 19

This photograph is of the exterior of the Depot Restaurant. It was taken with a polaroid camera, from Grey Rd 19 (North of the Depot). Most likely taken in the sping or summer.

 

 


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Polaroid Photograph - Depot Exterior at Hwy 26

Polaroid Photograph - Depot Exterior at Hwy 26

This photograph is of the exterior of The Depot restaurant. It was taken with a polaroid camera, from highway 26 (south-east of the Depot). Most likely taken in the spring or summer.

 


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The Depot - Flower Bed

The Depot - Flower Bed

This photograph is of the exterior of the north facade of The Depot restaurant along with its flower bed and porch. Most likely the photograph was taken in the spring or summer.


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The Depot - Flower Bed

The Depot - Flower Bed

This photograph is of the exterior of the north facade of The Depot restaurant along with its flower bed and porch. Most likely the photograph was taken in the spring or summer.


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The Depot - Porch with Lilacs

The Depot - Porch with Lilacs

This photograph is of the exterior of the north facade of The Depot restaurant along with its porch. Most likely the photograph was taken in the spring or summer.

 

 


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The Depot - Flower Bed and North Porch

The Depot - Flower Bed and North Porch

This photograph is of the exterior of the north facade of The Depot restaurant along with its flower bed and porch. Most likely the photograph was taken in the spring or summer.

 


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The Depot - Porch with Lilacs

The Depot - Porch with Lilacs

This photograph is of the exterior of the north facade of The Depot restaurant along with its flower bed, porch, and turret. Most likely the photograph was taken in the spring or summer.


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The Depot - Flower Bed

The Depot - Flower Bed

This photograph was taken on the north facade of The Depot restaurant, where a flower bed with a vareity of flowers could be seen every year. Most likely the photograph was taken in the spring or summer.


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The Depot - Turret View

The Depot - Turret View

This photograph is of the north facade roof exterior of the Depot Restaurant. The photographer would have been facing the bay when the photograph was taken. The bay, the Depots turrets and lilacs are visible within the picture. The photograph was most likely taken in the spring or summer.


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The Depot - East Porch

The Depot - East Porch

This photograph is of the east facade of The Depot restaurant. The picture shows the east porch where dinners would have been able to sit outside and eat. They would have been surrounded by lilacs. The photograph was most likely taken in the spring.

 


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The Depot - Turret View with Lilacs

The Depot - Turret View with Lilacs

This photograph is of the north facade roof exterior of The Depot restaurant. The photographer would have been facing the bay when the photograph was taken. The bay, the Depots turrets and lilacs are visible within the picture. The photograph was most likely taken in the spring or summer.


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The Depot - Interior

The Depot - Interior

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant. The photograph itself is small, square in shape and quite hard.


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The Depot - Interior

The Depot - Interior

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant. The photograph itself is small, square in shape and quite hard.


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The Depot - Interior Poinsettias

The Depot - Interior Poinsettias

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant with a large group of poinsettias. The photograph was most likely taken in the winter.


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The Depot - Interior

The Depot - Interior

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant.


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The Depot - Interior

The Depot - Interior

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant.


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The Depot - Interior

The Depot - Interior

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant.


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The Depot - Interior

The Depot - Interior

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant.


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The Depot - Interior Poinsettias

The Depot - Interior Poinsettias

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant with a large group of poinsettias. The photograph was most likely taken in the winter.


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The Depot - Interior Poinsettias

The Depot - Interior Poinsettias

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant with poinsettias scattered around the dining area. The photograph was most likely taken in the winter.


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The Depot - Interior Poinsettias

The Depot - Interior Poinsettias

This photograph is of the interior of the dining room area at the Depot Restaurant with a large group of poinsettias. The photograph was most likely taken in the winter.


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The Depot - Flower Bed and North Porch

The Depot - Flower Bed and North Porch

This photograph is of the exterior of the north facade of The Depot restaurant along with its flower bed and porch. Most likely the photograph was taken in the spring or summer.


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The Depot - East Porch

The Depot - East Porch

This photograph is of the east facade of The Depot restaurant. The picture shows the east porch where dinners would have been able to sit outside and eat. They would have been surrounded by lilacs. The photograph was most likely taken in the spring.


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Collingwood Shipyards

Collingwood Shipyards

This photograph shows the Collingwood Shipyards in the winter of 1975.


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Collingwood Shipyards

Collingwood Shipyards

This photograph shows the Collingwood Shipyards in the winter of 1975.


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Collingwood Shipyards

Collingwood Shipyards

This photograph shows the Collingwood Shipyards in the winter of 1975.


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Collingwood Shipyards

Collingwood Shipyards

This photograph shows the Collingwood Shipyards in the winter of 1975.


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Collingwood Shipyards

Collingwood Shipyards

This photograph shows the Collingwood Shipyards in the winter of 1975.


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Collingwood Shipyards

Collingwood Shipyards

This photograph shows the Collingwood Shipyards in the winter of 1975.


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Brad-I-Brin motel and restaurant - Craigleith Bay

Brad-I-Brin motel and restaurant - Craigleith Bay

This postcard photograph shows the aerial view of Brad-I-Brin motel and restaurant at Craigleith Bay.


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Castle Glenn - Wood Cabin

Castle Glenn - Wood Cabin

This photograph shows the wooden cabin (ca. 1978) that sits across from Castle Glenn.


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Osler Castle

Osler Castle

This photograph shows Osler Castle in 1983. The photograph was most likely taken in the spring or fall of 1983.


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Osler Castle

Osler Castle

This photograph shows Osler Castle in 1983. The photograph was most likely taken in the spring or fall of 1983.


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Osler Castle

Osler Castle

This photograph shows Osler Castle in 1983. The photograph was most likely taken in the spring or fall of 1983.


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Poplar sideroad and aconcession 10 N Nottawasaga- School House

Poplar sideroad and aconcession 10 N Nottawasaga- School House

This photograph is of the school house on the corner of Poplar sideroad and concession 10 N Nottawasaga. The photograph was taken in 1975.


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Highway 24 Farm House

Highway 24 Farm House

This photograph shows an old stone brick farmhouse on highway 24, between Nottawa and Duntroon.The photograph was most likely taken in the summer.


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Glen Huron - White House

Glen Huron - White House

This photograph shows a white wooden house near Glen Huron in the fall.


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Dunedin House

Dunedin House

This photograph shows an old house that is half brick and half wood (side view) in Dunedin. The photograph was taken in 1982.


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Dunedin House

Dunedin House

This photograph shows an old house that is half brick and half wood (side view) in Dunedin. The photograph was taken in 1982.


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Dunedin House

Dunedin House

This photograph shows an old house that is half brick and half wood (side view) in Dunedin. The photograph was taken in 1982.


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Simcoe County Musuem

Simcoe County Musuem

This postcard picture shows the Simcoe county museum (ca. 1840), a pioneer log cabin found in Barrie Ontario.


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The Depot - East Porch

The Depot - East Porch

This photograph is of the east facade of The Depot restaurant. The picture shows the east porch where dinners would have been able to sit outside and eat. They would have been surrounded by lilacs. The photograph was most likely taken in the spring.


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The Depot - East Facade

The Depot - East Facade

Photograph of the east facade of The Depot restaurant from Hwy 26. Taken in either the spring or summer of 1989.


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The Depot - East Facade

The Depot - East Facade

Photograph of an obstructed view of The Depot restaurant from the south east, taken from across Hwy 26 close to the water. Taken in either the spring or fall of 1989.


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The Depot - Interior

The Depot - Interior

Photograph of the interior of The Depot restaurant where patrons and guest would have ate.


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The Depot - Exterior Nighttime

The Depot - Exterior Nighttime

Photograph of the exterior of The Depot restaurant, taken at night, lit up.


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The Depot Station - Incoming Ski Train

The Depot Station - Incoming Ski Train

Photograph of skiers getting off the ski train at Craigleith Depot Station


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Georgian Tavern at Blue Mountian

Georgian Tavern at Blue Mountian

Photograph of skiers outside Georgian Tavern, at Blue Mountain.


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Blue Mountain ski school and Georgian Tavern

Blue Mountain ski school and Georgian Tavern

Photograph of skiers outside of the Blue Mountain ski school and Georgian Tavern.


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