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MHS Resources: Manitoba Bricks and Blocks: Carman Bricks Yards

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The Carman Brick Yards were established by Percy Allen circa 1900. Official work in this brick-making plant began during mid-May 1904 with subsequent delays due to heavy rains in the area which made the clay sticky. In the spring of 1905, Allen opened his yard in mid-May and installed a new brick-drying system. Allen’s veneer brick cost $11.00 per thousand bricks, chimney bricks cost $10.00 per thousand bricks, and kiln-run bricks cost $9.00 per thousand. His yard also manufactured red brick that grew harder as it was exposed to the elements. By late 1907, Allen’s yard site was for sale.

Sources:

Manitoba Brick Yards by Randy Rostecki, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch Report, May 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 June 2019

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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. .

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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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