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.
This view of Peter Street is one of many great photo postcards published by George A. Brown, an Orillia photographer and artist operating from his home at 58 Scott Street.
The back of the horse-drawn delivery wagon on the right says “Royal Quality Bread” and is from the D.C. Thomson Flour Mill and Bakery located at the market square.
A 1923 directory has the following businesses listed on Peter Street South: From the left at #33, R.J. Sanderson Marble Works; #25 J.A. Anderson Livery and Automobiles; #23 Chow Benson Restaurant; #19 Lem Bros. Laundry and at #15 The Orillia Packet and Hale Bros, Printers.
On the right is the Post Office, now the home of the Orillia Museum of Art and History.