Robert Church started a brick yard at Killarney when he bought his homestead at SW16-1-17W in 1884. Five years later, he produced red brick for the home of Alex Davis, four miles west of Killarney. By April 1896, he was firing a kiln of 80,000 bricks but his brick yard appears to have gone out of business by 1901.
Manitoba Brick Yards by Randy Rostecki, Manitoba Historic Resources Branch Report, May 2010.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 May 2020
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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