It’s Wayback Wednesday, sponsored by Pharmasave Huntsville!
This is Huntsville High and Public School at the corner of Caroline and Centre streets, ca. 1918. The school was where the current Huntsville Public School playground is today. The school was designed by William Proudfoot and built by W.G. Hunt for a cost of $15,000. The 12-room brick building opened May 8, 1905. It was demolished in May 1967. All that remains today is the bell and bell tower, which rest at the entrance of Muskoka Heritage Place. (Photo and details courtesy of Muskoka Digital Archives.)
Last week we shared this photo:
This is Blackburn’s Marina, on the Muskoka River just north of the swing bridge, which you can see at the far right of the photo. (Photo courtesy of Muskoka Heritage Place)
Gibb Murdy shared with us that he “used to drive a fuel truck to deliver boat gas, had to keep the tank full when the river was high so the tank didn’t pop out of the ground, early 80s.”
Franklin Newhart noted that “there used to be a whole cottage motor court there as well. Don’t remember the name.”
Thanks for these memories!
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