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Take a trip down Memory Lane to Orillia's main drag, in the 1960s

Check out the familiar stores and modern mercury-vapor streetlights
2019-02-23 51 Main Street c1960s
This is what Mississaga Street looked like in the 1960s.

Postcard Memories is a weekly series of historic postcard views and photos submitted by Marcel Rousseau. Some were previously published by the Orillia Museum of Art and History and in the book Postcard Memories Orillia. You can take a trip down memory lane with us each Saturday morning!

Many Orillians will remember the downtown as shown in this early 1960s view of Mississaga Street looking east.

On the left is Reward Shoe Stores; next is the Metropolitan Store, Bata Shoes, Lady Ellis Shop and Woolworth Co. Ltd. 

On the right is the Dominion Grocery Store sign, then Zellers, Maxwell’s Drug Store, Frank Gold Men’s Wear and the Household Finance Corp.  

Note the modern, overhanging, mercury-vapor streetlights, installed by Orillia Water Light and Power in 1960.