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MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: Canadian Petrified Brick and Stone Company

A directory of brick-making in Manitoba

A directory of block-making in Manitoba

People involved in brick and block-making in Manitoba

A glossary of terms relating to bricks and blocks

The Canadian Petrified Brick and Stone Company received its charter of incorporation via Letters Patent under the Manitoba Joint Stock Companies Act on 21 April 1904. The venture was founded by real estate agents Howard Adolphus Dangerfield and Arthur Macaw along with managers Albert Ryerson Bredin, Walter Joseph Cummings, and Louis Case Hazlett. It held a capital stock of $100,000 and established a presence in Winnipeg, with an office in the Union Bank Building and a brickyard off Levis Street in Elmwood. The company maintained a local presence for around a half-decade before ceasing operation.


“Western enterprises,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 May 1904, page 10.

“Pressed brick,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 August 1905, page 2.

“Plea for Elmwood,” Winnipeg Tribune, 25 April 1908, page 3.

“City Board of Control,” Winnipeg Tribune, 30 October 1908, page 4.

Companies Office corporation documents (CCA 0059), 101C - Canadian Petrified Brick & Stone Company Limited, GR6427, Archives of Manitoba.

Henderson’s Winnipeg and Brandon Directories, Peel’s Prairie Provinces, University of Alberta Libraries.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 October 2019

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Manitoba Bricks and Blocks

A history of the manufacture of bricks and concrete blocks in Manitoba, based on research by Randy Rostecki for the Manitoba Historic Resources Branch and supplemented by information compiled by Gordon Goldsborough of the Manitoba Historical Society. .

Bricks | Blocks | People | Glossary

We thank Hugh Arklie, Gordon McDiarmid, and Heather Bertnick for their help in the development of this online guide. Financial support of the Thomas Sill Foundation is gratefully acknowledged. Additional information was provided by Ina Bramadat, David Butterfield, Neil Christoffersen, Frank Korvemaker, Ed Ledohowski, Ken Storie, Lynette Stow, and Tracey Winthrop-Meyers.

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